Environmental Journalist Ugochi Oluigbo, says there could be a silent killer in homes of many African.
According to the journalist, Lead is a silent killer in African homes. Lead is a toxic metal that his very harmful to children and adults.
It can cause severe health issues such as anemia and joint pain. Oluigbo in the video, revealed there are no laws regulating the use of lead in Nigeria.
She further took to her Instagram page and www.greenangletv.com to warn and educate parents on the dangers of exposing their children to Lead.
“Lead, a toxic metal, is harmful to unborn babies, children and adults even in small amounts. It causes severe health problems like anemia and joint pain, impacts the skeleton and blood system, nervous, reproductive and immune systems, often causing irreversible, life-long damage that cannot be treated.
In Nigeria, most paints and products that are painted contain lead. There are no laws regulating the use of lead in Nigeria. Also, paint labels do not specify this so there is really no way to know. We need our government to protect us by regulating paint manufacturers, importers, etc.”
According to her, most children who are slow learners may not be the fault of their “village people” but could be because they have been exposed to Lead.
“If your child is a slow learner, it may not be the fault of your village people. It could be you, who exposed them to lead, unknowingly.” She added.