Adverse Effect of Water Contamination or Pollution to Human Health and Safety in the Nigeria Delta – Nigeria: An Environmental Case Study

David Akpan, Omoogun Ajayi


Water have been found to be a life-supporting liquid. Humans like other living being required water for purposes of its metabolism. Human uses water for other purposes including domestic and industrial activities. Nearly every human daily activities will be free of water use. This goes further to connote the important of water. Contamination of water sources relatively has great impact on human health, domestic and industrial development as well as the survival of aquatic lives which also serve as a source of food for humans. This paper seeks to analyze this environmental situation in relation to its related health issues. Empirical evidence was examined to establish concrete evidence that water contamination can lead to severe health problems. The paper focus its scope of analyzing water contamination situation in the Niger Delta, Southern Nigeria and its impact on the health of the residence. Recommendations were proposed on how water contamination can be mitigated to avoid advent of increased mortality in Niger Delta.

Keywords: Water contamination, Human Health and Safety, Water-borne disease

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