Edem Mahu, University of Ghana; MLML alumna
Hosted by the Chemical Oceanography Lab
Presenting: "Ocean Health and Seafood Safety in the Gulf of Guinea"
MLML Virtual Seminar | October 8th, 2020 at 4pm
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Heavy metal pollution of the aquatic environment continues to be among the most challenging environmental concerns in the Gulf of Guinea. The problem has escalated over the past few decades mainly because of the lack enforcement for regulating industrial effluent discharges into the aquatic environment and the indiscriminate use of toxic metals in artisanal gold mining. The study presents a historical assessment of heavy metal accumulation trends in Ghana’s coastal environment looking into ecotoxicological risks and seafood safety implications.