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Table 2 Participants' knowledge about lead exposure in Ibadan, Nigeria 2004

From: An examination of knowledge, attitudes and practices related to lead exposure in South Western Nigeria

Domain Responses  
  Common Responses Less Common Responses
What comes to your mind when you hear the word lead? What do you think it is? • Lead is a metal • Lead is used for soldering • Lead is a mineral resource • Lead is used to make cooking pots • Lead is used to write • It is mixed with local soap for bathing • Lead is used to make batteries • Lead is poisonous
Where can lead be found? What do you think it is? • It can be found in battery(automobile and domestic) • Lead is pencil • Lead is a heavy metal • It can be found in cosmetics • It can be found in soil • It can be found in pencils • It can be found in the quarries • It can be found with welders • It can be found in electric stove and cookers • It can be found in fuel • It can be found in cooking pots • It can be found in chemical products • It can be found in local herbs
What risks do you think is associated with exposure to lead? • It is poisonous
• It can cause cancer
• It is dangerous to health
• It can shorten life span
• It can cause asthma
• It can cause cough
• It affects the eyes
• It affects the chest
What do you think of when you hear the word lead poisoning? • Death
• Harm
• Danger to health
• Disability
• Lumps, burns and cancer
• Blindness
• Apollo
• Retards physical growth
• Reduces children's intelligence
Where do you think we can be exposed to lead? • Fuel
• Pipe borne water
• Pencil •
• Soil
• Plates
• Tinned food
• Bathing soap
• Exhaust from industries
What other words have similar meaning to lead? • Metals
What benefits can we derive from lead? • Used to manufacture car battery • To make electrical accessories
• Tinkering
Are there any reasons why we might not be concerned about lead in our environment? • Ignorance
Where can we get information about lead? • Battery manufacturers
• Welders
• Battery Repairers
• Internet
• Villages
• Libraries