Pollution: Thoracic Society canvases for environmental degradation law

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Air pollution from industrial area

By Felicia Imohimi

The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has appealed to the National Assembly to enact law that would curb unwholesome activities of oil companies with regard to environmental degradation.

Prof. Peters Etete, the National President of the society, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He spoke on sidelines of the organisation’s Annual General Conference with the theme: “The burden of respiratory disease with a changing eco-system”.

“We want the National Assembly to enact law that will regulate the activities of oil companies so that the by-product or environmental degradation which is not healthy for the citizens and environment in general would be reduced.

“If this is not addressed in the next 10 years or so there will be so many kinds of Cancers in the country.”

Degradation, according to him, is a product of peoples’ unhealthy and unfriendly interaction with the…



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