Edward Ankapong

Kwadwo Owusu Boakye

Emmanuel Frimpong

Benjamin Darko Asamoah

Seth Obiri Yeboah

Current Ph.D students

Water Quality and Pollution Status of the Owabi Reservoir and its Tributaries

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) endeavours to ensure universal access to sustainable water and sanitation management by 2030 or earlier.  Achieving this goal necessitates thorough monitoring and management of water resources, including reservoirs and their tributaries (World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund, 2021).  Consequently, this study underscores the importance of monitoring the Owabi Reservoir and its  tributaries in alignment with SDG 6 objectives.

Uptake, Translocation, Bioavailability and Health Risk Assessment of Metals in Rice in a Semi-Deciduous Forest Zone of Ghana

Food security is a crucial issue for sustainable global development, and heavy metal contamination in crops, particularly rice, threatens food security, safety, and human health. This research intends to ascertain the concentrations, bioaccumulation, translocation, and associated human health risk of heavy metals through consumption of rice from paddy rice fields in a semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana.

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, BIOACCESSIBILITY, AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF POTENTIALLY TOXIC METALS IN TOP SOILS ACROSS SOME MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA

The research focuses on determining the levels of potentially toxic elements in the top soils of some selected mining communities in Ghana, analyzing the spatial distribution of these metals, and assessing potential human health risks from ingesting the soil-borne contaminants.

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, BIOACCESSIBILITY, AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF POTENTIALLY TOXIC METALS IN TOP SOILS ACROSS SOME MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA

Anthropogenic activities such as mining generate a large quantity of waste containing potentially toxic elements that could adversely affect the environment, plants and human health. The study investigates the health risks linked with exposure to potentially toxic metals and naturally occurring radioactive elements through ingesting food crops and water in some mining communities in Ghana

Uptake and In-Vitro Bioaccessibility of Toxic Metals in Cocoa Beans: Human Health Risks

The upsurge of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining(ASGM) has affected most cocoa growing areas in Ghana which can potentially lead to contamination of the soil and water for cultivation of cocoa. The current study focuses on investigating the potential accumulation of toxic metals in cocoa beans produced from cocoa growing areas in Ghana. It further evaluate the bioaccessibility of these metals and the health risks associated with the consumption of the cocoa beans produce.

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