Water Resources And Environmental Pollutants And Their Impacts On Fecundity Health Of Youths
The study examined the types and sources of pollutants found in surface water resources and the environment
and their impacts on fecundity health of youth. Survey research design was adopted through interview and collection of data
from secondary sources. It was discovered that the common pollutants of water resources and the environment in the area are
pesticide, herbicide, lead, arsenic and EDC released into surface water resources, air, land and ecosystems. They cause
problems of infertility, cancer, miscarriage, poor pregnancy outcomes, and early puberty in youths. Endocrine disrupting
chemicals (EDC) interfere with the normal activity of natural hormones which maintains homeostasis and alters the
regulation of gene expression. Enlightenment campaigns, public and environmental health education, legislation on waste
disposal and selective beauty care products are recommended to manage and control the impacts of these pollutants on the
fecundity health of youths.
Keywords— Environment, Pollutants, Water resources, Health impacts, Fecundity, Youths.