My investigation on water in Lagos everyone is talking about


Water pipes run through drainages in Lagos. Photo: Kunle Falayi

“The result of the analysis revealed a frightening chemical and biological composition.
The silica level detected is 14.20, which is at least 400 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s acceptable maximum of 0.03. Phosphate, a chemical that causes digestive problems to both human and animal, is five times higher (at 5.176) than the maximum level permissible by the WHO (1.0). The analysis also reveals 0.498 level of Lead, a dangerous carcinogenic metal.”

Read the report: Cancer-causing metal detected in water supplied to Lagos residents

Here is the first part of the report: Lagos residents at risk from contaminated water(I)

I’m glad this report is getting reactions from appropriate quarters though. More updates later.


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