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Traffic: Lagos workers prone to psychosocial problems

07 March 2014, 20:16

Lagos - A consultant with Health and Safety Environment, an NGO, Mr Emmanuel George, says most workers in Apapa and other densely populated area of the metropolis are prone to what he called psychosocial problems.

George said that the traffic gridlocks on Apapa-Wharf roads could cause psychosocial problems for the workers.

"A lot of people may have developed cancer as a result of the smoke they inhaled from vehicles and trucks plying the area on daily basis.

"They inhale carbon monoxide and other dangerous things.

`"The health hazard can also shorten the lifespan of people working in Apapa area for instance," he said.

George added that because most of the workers in the area live in far-flung places they were also prone stress and other health problems.

The environmental consultant stressed the need to decongest some parts of Lagos such as Apapa, Lekki and Iyana-Ipaja.

George urged corporate organisations to relocate all their offices from over-populated areas to more environment-friendly locations like Ikorodu and Agbara in Ogun.

"This will reduce human and vehicular traffic on Lagos roads and also expose workers to friendly and better environment.

-  NAN

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