Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4397

Bello Sikiti Garba

United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Adamawa State, Nigeria

Publications
  • Research Article   
    The Effects of Cyanide Concentration on the Environment and the Consumption of Varieties of Cassava
    Author(s): Adamu Cornelius Smah*, Bello Sikiti Garba, Salihu Buhari Salam and Sackey Josephine

    The environment is healthy when it has less and harmless pollution from any form of contamination. Cyanide is one of the contaminants that is responsible for degrading and changing the structural, biological, physical and chemical nature of the soil. Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is rated as one of the most popular crops in the world which can be consumed raw, cooked and also be processed into flakes (garri). Consequently, the cyanide concentration varies. The stages of processing cassava start from the peeling, washing, grating, dewatering and finally, frying. These processes are responsible for the deposition of cyanide into the environment. It is in view of these that this research was aimed at determining the best of the cassava variety to be consumed by determining the concentration of cyanide in the different varieties and the effects of cassav.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2375- 4397.1000244

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