This study provides an overview of the current level of heavy metal toxicity at the T-junction traffic interchange, including its origins, chemical properties, enrichment factors, and health effects. The Deposition Gauge method was employed to conduct this experiment, and three deposition gauges were planted at the sampling site and the control unit being Lagos State University Epe Campus for duration of 1 month, between December 2022 and January 2023 (Dry Season). The gauges were harvested and taken to the analytical laboratory of Chemical Engineering Department in order to determine the deposition Fluxes. Prepared samples were taken the Central Research Laboratory, Tanke in Ilorin where the samples were characterized using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer multi elements detector equipment. Mean and standard deviations were determined after which the Enrichment Factors (EF) were calculated. Twelve elements were characterized from the samples collected at the sampling site, and twenty-one elements at the control experiment unit respectively. EF was determined and elements such as Fe, Ag, Rh, Ru, In, Sn, Ti, Cd, Pd, Mn and Au were moderately enriched, with the exception of S, Cl, V, and Zn, highly enriched. This shows that anthropogenic activities affect the concentrations of some heavy metals at the sampling site as well as the control unit. Hence, a clean-up of the study area is recommended.
Toxicity, Health Effects, Enrichment Factor, XRF, Anthropogenic
Adebanjo Sunday Adekunle , Akinwunmi Maxwell Akindare , Oloye Abdul-Rasaq Adetunji , Alebiosu Samuel Olubunmi "Heavy Metal Toxicity in Traffic Interchange at T-Junction Epe Lagos State" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 7 Issue 4 2023 Page 135-140
Adebanjo Sunday Adekunle , Akinwunmi Maxwell Akindare , Oloye Abdul-Rasaq Adetunji , Alebiosu Samuel Olubunmi "Heavy Metal Toxicity in Traffic Interchange at T-Junction Epe Lagos State" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 7(4)