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Title: Helmith Contamination of Cabbage on Two Wastewater Irrigated Farms in the Kumasi Metropolis
Authors: Ayisi, Louisa Ohene
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2015
Abstract: The use of wastewater in vegetable farming is a common practice in many urban and suburban areas of Ghana. This study assessed helminth contamination of cabbage irrigated with wastewater on two major vegetable farms in the Kumasi Metropolis .cabbage samples were collected from the two farms as well as water samples from the source water and analyzed in the laboratory. They were Ascaris lumbricoides, Hookworm, H. nana, H.diminuta, S.heamatobium, Shistosomamansoni, C.sinensis S.stercolari and Trichuris trichiura. Helminths encountered in the wet season were relatively higher in numbers than those observed in the dry season. The dry season had different species of helminthes as compared to the wet season. It was also observed that most farmers know the implications of the use of wastewater in irrigation on their health and consumer but since there are no regulations on the use of wastewater they tend to ignore it.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Environmental science in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Science, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6919
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