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Health and environmental implications of rural female entrepreneurship practices in osun state Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23341202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In rural Nigeria, food processing is mostly engaged in by women and children. Most of these processes are done using outdated technologies that make use of traditional woodstoves. This article presents the health and environmental implications of the rural female entrepreneurs involved in food processing and proffer means of bettering the lot of these women to handle these hazards. A partially structured questionnaire and focus group discussion was used to capture data from respondents. The study revealed that about 73 % of women involved in direct production of garri and palm oil processing could be at risk of early death or disability-adjusted life years from the mentioned diseases. The article concludes that the rural female entrepreneur needs to be better positioned to handle these hazards, for her health, that of her children, as well as for the environment.
Catherine A O Akinbami; Abiodun S Momodu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ambio     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0044-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Ambio     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-02     Completed Date:  2013-09-10     Revised Date:  2014-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364220     Medline TA:  Ambio     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  644-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor
Food Handling*
Plant Oils
Rural Population
Women's Health*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Oils; 8002-75-3/palm oil

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