Asked 21st Aug, 2015

Is anyone aware of any study conducted on the direct impact of mineral extraction and poor health outcomes in Africa?

I am currently looking for research on any clinical study of the direct correlation between oil extraction and specific diseases in Africa, such as cancer, asthma or other respiratory illnesses in Africa.

All Answers (2)

21st Aug, 2015
Michael Krichbaum
Diabetes Center Mergentheim, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Dear Isidore, perhaps the 2009 paper from Nweke and Sanders may help you. Onyemaechi Nweke is at ResearchGate. You can contact him for fourther questions.
  • Nweke OC, Sanders WH. (2009).
Modern environmental health hazards: a public health issue of increasing significance in Africa.
Environ Health Perspect. 2009; 117(6):863-70.
doi: 10.1289/ehp.0800126. Epub 2009 Jan 29.
22nd Oct, 2015
Adil H.H. Bashir
Technische Universität München
Dear Udoh, the study that has been done at Khartoum Sudan in tanneries may in one way correlate industries, chemicals, waste products and skin complications, hope you find some of the points you are looking for.
38. Kamal El-Din H El-Hassan, M.D, Yousif M El-Kordofani, MD, Bashir, A.H.H, MD. The Prevalence of Occupational Dermatosis among Workers in Khartoum State’s Tanneries. Original Article. AJDV, 2014, 3(2).

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