SEASONAL ANALYSIS FOR LEAD IN ROAD SIDE SOIL SAMPLE AS INDICATOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION IN MINNA-NIGERIA

Abstract

The concentration of Lead in road-side soil samples within Minna Municipality and locations in She’e village along Kuta road was determined during dry and wet seasons by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Analysis showed that the concentrations of Lead were found to be higher, 10.60±0.10 ppm (dry) in areas of increased vehicular activities than 2.20±0.14 ppm (wet). These values were also higher than World Health Organisation (WHO) permissible level. This is an indicator that Minna roads are contaminated with Lead. Paired T-test statistic and correlation analysis shows significant difference and there was a positive correlation in dry and wet seasons in Minna and She’e locations

Keywords: Environmental Contamination, Minna-Nigeria, Road Side Soil Sample, Seasonal Analysis


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