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Urban Solid Waste Generation Pattern And Health In Mid-21st Century In Nigeria


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J. A. Adelegan


Urban solid waste generation pattern and health in mid-21st century in Nigeria J. A. Adelegan Department of Civil Engineering, University oflbadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Abstract The rapid growth of urban centres in Nigeria, coupled with the development of unstructured infrastructural and social services have created an environmental situation in many parts of the country which is becoming increasingly inimical to healthy living. Considering the paucity of basic data on urban solid waste generation for effective management with the attendant health impacts. This study was established to estimate solid waste generation pattern in Nigerian urban centres as a step towards effective waste management planning for improved health and better living conditions in the mid-21 st Century Data used for the work was largely obtained from 1982 field survey of the then Environmental Planning and Protection Division of the Federal Ministry of bbHousing and Environment. A compu