Lead Poisoning: An Overview of Bagega Gold Mining Village in Zamfara State, Nigeria

Abdul-rashid Haidara Muhammad, A. Mudansiru, A.S. Muhammad, M.S. Yakubu


Environmental pollution is found in every part of the globe, the intensity varies with region and nature of pollutant bagega town has its own share of this problem. Lead is a metal that has no known importance in system of human being, this element is found naturally in the environment in an amount acceptable by regulatory agencies, but with illegal exploration of natural resource the concentration of this element is elevated in both water, air and soil and this result in significant impairment of the environment there by causing various degree of damage and even death in some instance. The increase in concentration of this metal in Zamfara State is associated with prolific artisanal gold mining and other mineral resource under the soil. Despite the effort being made to remediate the environment by government there is need to create awareness on the effect of this metal and government should provide them with modern equipment in mining process. 

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