How Pesticides, Chemicals Harm Health and Wellbeing in Africa

While African countries ponder ways in which to protect the health of their citizens, a recent study conducted by the Daily Trust found that the quantity of chemicals in preserved beans sold in Nigeria is unsafe for consumers, as long-term it could lead to cancer and kidney-related diseases. In other parts of Africa, pesticides are being developed to among others, fight the growing presence of locusts destroying crops, impacting on the livelihoods of farmers. Wildlife was not spared when over 2,000 endangered hooded vultures in Guinea Bissau were found poisoned by pesticides used by farmers.

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