Nigeria Oil Spills Double Infant Mortality Risk, Research Shows
The study by scientists at Switzerland's University of Saint Gallen shows that babies born in the Delta region are twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mothers were living close to an oil spill before they became pregnant. Scientists studied data on infant mortality and oil spills has described their results as "shocking", reports Henry Ridgwell from VOA.
VOA, 23 November 2017
Babies are much more likely to die in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to the site of an oil spill, according to new research. Scientists studied data on… Read more »
People of Bodo community are still waiting for a clean-up (file photo).
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- 22 November 2017
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