Reduction in the rate of pesticide poisoning by fumigants.
BY: ONWUKWE OLUCHI DEBORAH
The human life in a nation is a building block for economic growth, security, country advancement etc, so the health of people is of great importance to me.
Statistics have shown that 20% of the population death annually in the country is due to pesticide poisoning. It affects adults because after inhalation, it doesn’t show symptoms until old age. If this percentage of the population die, what happens to the economy, agricultural sector, petroleum sector, etc? What happens to our young one?
This is why I decided to take up this project,the mortality rate due to this poisoning is very alarming yet nothing is done about it, maybe people are not aware of this cancerworm eating chronically into our society or maybe they are just ignorant about this fact.
I need to take up this project to create awareness on every Nigerian citizen and also carry out a research to bring about a better fumigant that is human friendly and also very effective. For instance, there are insecticides that have good smell, human friendly and still efficient in killing mosquitoes and other insects. This is exactly what I want to do.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This project is carried out to:
a. To sensitize people on the effects of fumigants on our health.
b. To research on the possible fumigants that is human friendly and very effective.
c. To carry out educational campaign on fumigants in schools.
d. To orientate people on the best use of fumigants especially the pest control workers.
e. To enlighten the public on the dangers of pesticide poisoning.
f. To reduce the death rate of people due to pesticide poisoning by 5% thereby reducing greatly the mortality rate.
CSAAEINC has empowered me to take up this project. My goal is to drastically reduce the mortality rate.
You and I need to prevent the increase in mortality rate.
You and I need to support the project of REDUCTION IN THE RATE OF PESTICIDE POISONING BY FUMIGANT.