ODOUR, AS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH and SAFETY ISSUE

Keeping up with an ever -increasing level of emissions from industrial , dump and waste water sites is an attraction to environmental safety activists and enthusiasts.  Microbial Odor ProfileOdourinfluence on well-being and health with specific focus on animal production emissions. Odour and odorants may affect the quality of life of exposed individuals just as the possibility of synergism is there to give rise to combination actions. In African countries, not much attention is paid to this dangerous health scare. Although the data are scanty, it is expected that not a few cases of serious morbidity or death could have been attributed to fouling of the environment.

Many countries do not legislate on this and so ensuring compliance is difficult.  Concerted action is needed to prevent diseases and possible death that are odour-mediated

 

 

 

DF 12/2019

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