Article Number: DRJSSES6753398261
Vol.8, Pp. 9-13, 2021
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Original Research Article
Black soot and public health of Rumuolumeni residents in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
This work investigates how black soot, a recently discovered form of air pollution in Rumuolumeni, can lead to an increase in public health problems among Rumuolumeni residents. Because the study is qualitative, an extensive review of related works of literature was conducted. According to the literature, artisanal refineries scattered throughout the community marine environment, as well as government regular burning down of artisanal refinery infrastructure, are the primary causes of the phenomenal incidence of black soot. That black soot can exacerbate the area’s already-existing public health issues. Based on this, the work recommends that government should license, fund, and turn artisanal refineries into modular refineries which of course should be owned by the people in that community, that residents in the community should take hygiene very seriously and that they should eat fruits that are rich in vitamin C and E among others.
Keywords: Black soot and Public Health