Mixed industrial and waste site: Douala in Cameroon

This report focuses on the city of Douala, the largest in Cameroon and one with a dense industrial center that includes a cement plant, waste incinerator, waste dumpsites, paint industry, metal recycling, polyurethane production, airport, and sea port. 

Over 70% of the industries in Cameroon are located in the Douala metropolitan area. We examined levels of mercury in hair of population living in Youpwe-Takele, a district of Douala containing fishermen and people consuming fish caught in the area.

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