THE IMPACT OF SOIL AND WATER POLLUTION ON FOOD SAMPLE IN NIGER-DELTA REGION, NIGERIA
Through the on-going petroleum exploitation and exploration activities at niger-delta region of Nigeria, heavy metals and hydrocarbons have been transported to nearby farms and surface waters within the region. This study investigated the levels of pollution and various likely environmental havocs. Samples of processed food, unprocessed food and river waters were taken from three locations, processed and analyzed for hydrocarbon and heavy metal contents. The results showed a linear correlation of the concentration of the hydrocarbon and heavy metals content with the sites of crude oil processing.