Answer in Management for Hagan Bright #167180
List and explain the various types of pollution in agbogbloshie area
Notably, Agbogbloshie is famous for its electrical waste which has made the area severely polluted. The types of pollution include the following:
Air Pollution– E-waste dumped in the area is burned in the open air or incinerated to harness wires from copper waste. In turn, the process releases hydrocarbon and other toxic chemicals like dioxins and lead that contaminate the air.
Soil Pollution– when the e-waste breaks down, it releases heavy metals namely beryllium, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. When these toxic metals accumulate in the land, they negatively affect plants, thus hindering the human food supply.
Water Pollution– The disposal of electric waste in the area finds its way into underground water, which flows into water bodies. Thus, the presence of toxic metals in the water bodies interferes with the quality of water in water sources.