We examined exposure to air pollution caused
by households’ wood burning of cooking, generating sets and vehicle emissions of
carbon monoxide (CO) poisonous gas in the most populated urban city of Lagos Southwestern
part of Nigeria. It is a known fact that many families including children and pregnant
women; infant babies and individuals lost their lives due to poor quality air control
policies, and inefficient control of air pollution caused by this deadly gas. Many
are suffering with heart-related diseases as a result of CO poisoning and Government
is not showing serious concern in this part of the world. All of the foregoing motivates
this study to determine the level of human exposure to this deadly gas using Carbon
Monoxide Detector so as to create the necessary adequate awareness of the quality
of air within the metropolis whereby preventive measures could be put in place to
curb the devastating effects on the innocent citizens, most importantly, the children.
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