Publications

Asibey, M.O., King, R.S., Lykke, A.M., Inkoom, D.K.B., Darko, G., (2023). Workers perception of and coping with the health risks of informal electronic waste recycling in Ghana. Local Environ. 28, 379–395. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2022.2145601

 

Boateng, K.O., Dankyi, E., Amponsah, I.K., Awudzi, G.K., Amponsah, E., Darko, G., (2023). Knowledge, perception, and pesticide application practices among smallholder cocoa farmers in four Ghanaian cocoa-growing regions. Toxicol. Reports 10, 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2022.12.008

 

Coker, E.A., Nkuah, B.C., Amoanimaah, S.A., Oppong, J.B., Gyamfi, O., Ansah, E., Ababio, K.A., Wemegah, D.D., Borquaye, L.S., Darko, G., (2023). Human exposure to mercury in the atmosphere and soils in Konongo: an age-old mining centre in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Environ. Geochem. Health 45, 3555–3565. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-022-01441-3

 

Dodd, M., Amponsah, L.O., Grundy, S., Darko, G., (2023). Human health risk associated with metal exposure at Agbogbloshie e-waste site and the surrounding neighbourhood in Accra, Ghana. Environ. Geochem. Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-023-01503-0

 

Konadu, F.N., Gyamfi, O., Ansah, E., Borquaye, L.S., Agyei, V., Dartey, E., Dodd, M., Obiri-Yeboah, S., Darko, G., (2023). Human health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements in soil and air particulate matter of automobile hub environments in Kumasi, Ghana. Toxicol. Reports 11, 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2023.09.010

 

Nkansah, M.A., Korankye, M., Darko, G., Dodd, M., Opoku, F., (2023). Potential health risk and bio-accessibility of metal and minerals in saltpetre (a food additive). Heliyon 9, e13174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e13174

 

Nyaaba, B.A., Gyesi, J.N., Darko, G., Borquaye, L.S., (2023). Occurrence and Ecological Risk Assessment of Pharmaceutical Residues in Effluents from Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities in Kumasi, Ghana. Chem. Africa. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-023-00703-6

 

Odoom, J.F., Aboagye, C.I., Acheampong, P., Asiamah, I., Darko, G., Borquaye, L.S., (2023). Chemical Composition, Antioxidant, and Antimicrobial Activities of the Leaf and Fruit Essential Oils of the West African Plum, Vitex doniana. J. Chem. 2023, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/9959296

 

Kyei, S.K., Eke, W.I., Darko, G., Akaranta, O., (2023). Drying and adhesive properties of novel surface coatings derived from peanut skin extract and cashew nutshell liquid. Pigment Resin Technol. 52, 641–652. https://doi.org/10.1108/PRT-08-2021-0087

 

Oduro, P.A., Ankar-Brewoo, G., Dodd, M., Ansah, E., Darko, C., Borquaye, L.S., Darko, G., (2023). Health risks of potentially toxic metals in cereal-based breakfast meals in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Discov. Food 3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s44187-023-00067-3

 

Yevugah, L.L., Osei Jnr, E.M., Bak, J.L., Nkansah, M.A., Darko, G., (2023). Geospatial Distribution of Mercury in Surface Soils Across Ghana. Chem. Africa. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-023-00681-9

 

Amoabeng, I.A., Otoo, B.A., Darko, G., Borquaye, L.S., (2022). Disposal of Unused and Expired Medicines within the Sunyani Municipality of Ghana: A Cross-Sectional Survey. J. Environ. Public Health 2022, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/6113346

 

Amponsah, L.O., Sørensen, P.B., Nkansah, M.A., Vorkamp, K., Yevugah, L.L., Darko, G., (2022). Mercury contamination of two e-waste recycling sites in Ghana: an investigation into mercury pollution at Dagomba Line (Kumasi) and Agbogbloshie (Accra). Environ. Geochem. Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-022-01295-9

 

Apau, J., Osei-Owusu, J., Yeboah, A., Gyamfi, O., Darko, G., Akoto, O., Dodd, M., (2022). Distribution of heavy metals in sediments, physicochemical and microbial parameters of water from River Subin of Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana. Sci. African 15, e01074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e01074

 

Asante Ampadu, G.A., Mensah, J.O., Darko, G., Borquaye, L.S., (2022). Essential Oils from the Fruits and Leaves of Spondias mombin Linn.: Chemical Composition, Biological Activity, and Molecular Docking Study. Evidence-Based Complement. Altern. Med. 2022, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7211015

 

Bak, J., Ansah, E., Sørensen, P., Darko, G., (2022). Modelling Mercury Concentration in Ghanaian Soil. SSRN Electron. J. 307. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4056740

 

Boateng, K.O., Dankyi, E., Banahene, J.C.M., Darko, G., (2022). Imidacloprid and Bifenthrin Residues in Cocoa Beans from Four Major Cocoa-Growing Regions of Ghana. Chem. Africa 5, 1365–1376. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-022-00439-9

 

Darko, G., Obiri-Yeboah, S., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Borquaye, L.S., Amponsah, L.O., Fosu-Mensah, B.Y., (2022). Urbanizing with or without nature: pollution effects of human activities on water quality of major rivers that drain the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. Environ. Monit. Assess. 194, 38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-021-09686-8

 

Gyamfi, O., Wireko-Gyebi, R.S., Ansah, E., Sorenson, P.B., King, R.S., Nkansah, M.A., Bak, J.L., Darko, G., (2022). Assessment and Awareness of Health Risks Posed by Mercury in Artisanal Gold Mining in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Chem. Africa 5, 1765–1775. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-022-00453-x

 

Gyesi, J.N., Nyaaba, B.A., Darko, G., Mills-Robertson, F.C., Miezah, K., Acheampong, N.A., Frimpong, F., Gyimah, G., Quansah, B., Borquaye, L.S., (2022). Occurrence of Pharmaceutical Residues and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Water and Sediments from Major Reservoirs (Owabi and Barekese Dams) in Ghana. J. Chem. 2022, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/1802204

 

Kyei, S.K., Eke, W.I., Darko, G., Akaranta, O., (2022). Natural polyhydroxy resins in surface coatings: a review. J. Coatings Technol. Res. 19, 775–794. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11998-021-00604-8

 

Otoo, B.A., Amoabeng, I.A., Darko, G., Borquaye, L.S., (2022). Antibiotic and analgesic residues in the environment – Occurrence and ecological risk study from the Sunyani municipality, Ghana. Toxicol. Reports 9, 1491–1500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2022.07.003

 

Sarpong, K., Acheampong, A., Darko, G., Akoto, O., (2022). Potentially toxic Metal Loads in Soils Supporting Medicinal Plants in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Chem. Africa 5, 715–729. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-022-00341-4

 

Yevugah, L.L., Darko, G., Bak, J. (2021). Does mercury emission from small-scale gold mining cause widespread soil pollution in Ghana? Environmental Pollution 284, 116945

 

Snow, M. A., Darko, G., Gyamfi, O., Ansah, E., Breivik, K., Hoang, C., Lei, Y. D., & Wania, F. (2021). Characterization of inhalation exposure to gaseous elemental mercury during artisanal gold mining and e-waste recycling through combined stationary and personal passive sampling. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 23(4), 569–579. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EM00494D

 

Mingle, C. L., Darko, G., Asare-Donkor, N. K., Borquaye, L. S., & Woode, E. (2021). Patterns in protein consumption in Ghanaian cities. Scientific African, 11, e00684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00684

 

Anyimah-Ackah, E., Ofosu, I.W., Lutterodt, H.E., Darko, G. (2021). Exposures and health risks associated with elements in diets from a gold mining area. Biological Trace Element Research, 1-13

 

Nartey, D., Accorley, E.D., Opoku, R., Darko, G. (2021). Borquaye LS Essential oils from Averrhoa carambola L.(Oxalidaceae): Chemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-biofilm potential. Chemistry Africa, 1-12

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