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Exposure to lead is a public health concern in Ghana. The populations most vulnerable to the effects of lead include pregnant women and children. Studies have revealed disturbing rates of blood lead levels among children in Ghana exposed to lead. Lead pollution can result in medical expenditures, failure in school, low productivity and economic output, as well as increases in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).
Sources of lead exposure in Ghana include residual contamination from leaded petrol (phased out in 2004), paints, pesticides, mining, recycling, and agricultural industries, and the informal or substandard recycling of used lead acid batteries (ULABs).
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Stay up to date with our work:
- UNICEF to introduce blood lead testing in Ghana early 2022, Business Ghana, November 27, 2021
- Agbogbloshie: The world’s largest e-waste dump – in pictures. The Guardian, February 27, 2014.
Assessing Levels of Lead Contamination in Soil and Predicting Pediatric Blood Lead Levels in Tema, Ghana. Journal of Health and Pollution, June 1, 2013
- Trace Element Contamination around the E-waste Recycling Site at Agbogbloshie, Accra City, Ghana, 2012
Assessing Worker and Environmental Chemical Exposure Risks at an e-Waste Recycling and Disposal Site in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Health and Pollution, February 1, 2011