24/05/2021 11:28 AM
A joint research team has been conducted between Al-Karkh University of Science - College of Energy and Environmental Sciences in cooperation with the Environmental Research Center / University of Technology and the Ministry of Health and Environment / Technical Department.
The study included a diagnosis of pollution levels with heavy metals in the soils of liberated areas in cities in western Iraq (Ramadi, Fallujah, and Khaldiya Island).
The study included most of the heavy metals, with a focus on the elements resulting from the use of conventional explosives and the toxic and carcinogenic elements.
The study concluded that terrorist and military operations have contributed to a noticeable and worrying rise in the concentrations of some minerals, which require scientific and medical intervention to develop plans to protect wildlife as well as human health.
The scientific team was led by the vice-dean of the College of Energy and Environmental Sciences for scientific affairs (Dr. Ibrahim Mahdi Al-Sudani) and representatives of the Ministry of Health and Environment and Dr. Noufak Hussein Al-Lami (Environmental Research Center / University of Technology) and under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Muhammad Jawad Al-Obaidi (Head of the Environmental Research Center / University of Technology).