Executive Director, Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria), Mr. Leslie Adogame, has said that communities in Ogun and Lagos States risk lead poisoning.
Adogame’s assertion was contained in a mail he sent to New Telegraph in which he said SRADev Nigeria will soon release a detailed report that would reveal high deposit of lead in the communities and water bodies in those areas.
He wrote: “Our recent survey of lead acid recycling factories around Lagos and Ogun states (detailed report would soon be released) has revealed high deposit of lead soils in the communities and water bodies in those areas.
Lead poisoning occurs when one absorbs too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as paint, dust, water, or food. Lead can damage almost every organ system.