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|Title||:||Nutritional Status of Baiga women of Chhattisgarh, India: An Anthropological Insight|
|Authors||:||Sunil Kumar Mehta || Dr. Moyna Chakravarty|
Abstract: The prevalence of undernutrition was assessed in Baiga women of Bilaspur, Kabirdham and Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh. The present study was conducted in three pre dominantly Baiga inhabited villages and the study revealed that the highest mean BMI was found to be 18.6 kg/m2. Only 26.36 % women were reported to be normal. 73.64% of women were categorized under underweight category and the health workers (ANMs) are playing a crucial role in providing antenatal checkups to pregnant women in the area under study with complete immunization. Institutional delivery was high but the consumption of calcium and folic tablets was observed to be low.
Key Word: Nutritional Status, BMI, Women, Maternal health, Baiga tribe, Anthropological
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Abstract: Background: This study investigated the soil contamination levels from four Heavy metals (Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) in rainy and dry seasons at solid waste dumpsites in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. located around markets and insemi-industrial and residential areas. The study will also investigate the seasonalatmospheric changes in temperature on the solid waste and the resultant effect on concentrations and contamination levels of these heavy metals Materials and Methods: Thirty soil samples were collected in each season and analyzed at the Rivers State University, Institute of Pollution Studies Research Laboratory using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Results for each season were subjected to further analysis such as graphical, statistical, Hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) and Principal Component analysis (PCA). Results: High mercury concentration values above the DPR permissible limit of 0.3mg/kg was recorded for soil in all dumpsites during in both seasons with.......
Keywords: Heavy metals,soil contamination, wastes, dumpsites
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Abstract: There is complexity in the problem associated with the management of solid wastes in today's society. Solid waste management is the most pressing environmental challenge faced by urban and rural areas of Nigeria, and despite a lot of policies and regulations, the management of the solid waste is assuming alarming proportions with each passing day. This study reviews current solid waste generation and management in Sabo Area of Mokola, Ibadan North Local Government of Oyo State. It was revealed that that the inhabitant of the area generate paper, nylon, wood, dust, cloth, metal scraps, electronic gadgets, bottles, food remnants and vegetables among others. Open burning.....
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Abstract: The present work deals with the assessment of the life-forms and biological spectrum of the freshwater bodies of Canchipur, Manipur. Altogether 50 aquatic plant species were enumerated, out of which 43 genera and 28 families were recorded. The plants were categorised into submerged (8 species), rooted with floating leaves (7 species), free floating (4 species) and emergent groups (31 species). Five live-form categories were recorded viz. Therophytes – 19 species (38.00%), Geophytes (Cryptophytes) – 11 species (22.00%), Errant Vascular Hydrophytes – 10 species (20.00%), Hemicryptophytes – 9 species (18.00%) and Chamaephytes – 1 species (2.00%). The biological spectrum of the study site revealed the dominance of therophytes over other life-forms. Therefore, the study area may be designated as thero-geophytic type of phytoclimate.
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Abstract: Background:Waterpollution caused by industrial wastewater is an important and hazardous problem faced by many countries. Biosorption is viewed as a valuable alternative for effluent treatment. Use of plant waste for industrial waste water treatment is attractive for industry as it may decrease the overall waste water treatment cost. Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical fruit which contains almost 40-45% of non-edible parts . It is well established that the crown leaves of pineapple possess bio-adsorbing property. Therefore, the present study endeavour was carried out to study the use of crown leaves of pineapple for (a) bio-adsorption of chemical dyes like Methylene green, Congo red & Methyl orange and (b) to study its effect on polluted water parameters. Materials and Methods:(A) Pineapple crown leavesprocured from local fruit market Mumbai, were used as adsorbent. Three experimental dyesviz....
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