Dr. Francis Obiora Okonkwo

Dr. Francis Obiora Okonkwo

Plateau State University, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Toxicology and Biochemistry from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

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Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
Environmental Technology
Risk Assessment
Chemical Analysis

Selected Publications

  1. Obiora, O.F., J. Bege, I.J. Agat and N.J. Barnabas, 2019. Crude extracts of mitracarpus scaber roots significantly ameliorate paracetamol (PCM)-induced liver damage in rats. Am. J. Biomed. Life Sci., 7: 148-154.
  2. Nnadi, N.E., A.M. Datiri, D.B. Pam, A.C. Ngene, F.O. Okonkwo, L. Sullivan and D.E.L. Cooke, 2019. First report of the EU_33_A2 clonal lineage of Phytophthora infestans causing late blight disease of potato in Nigeria. New Dis. Rep., 40: 20-20.
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  3. Okonkwo, F.O., A.A. Njan, C.E. Ejike, U.U. Nwodo and I.N. Onwurah, 2018. Health implications of occupational exposure of butchers to emissions from burning tyres. Ann. Global Health, 84: 387-396.
  4. Ejike, C.E.C.C., C.O. Eferibe and F.O. Okonkwo, 2017. Concentrations of some heavy metals in underground water samples from a Nigerian crude oil producing community. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24: 8436-8442.
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  5. Bhardwaj, M., M. Arteta, T. Batmunkh, L.B. Leonardo and Y. Caraballo et al., 2015. Attitude of medical students towards occupational safety and health: A multi-national study. Int. J. Occup. Environ. Med., 6: 488-497.
  6. Omoruyi, B.E., U.U. Nwodo, C.S. Udem and F.O. Okonkwo, 2014. Comparative diagnostic techniques for Cryptosporidium infection. Molecules, 19: 2674-2683.
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  7. Okonkwo, F.O., C.E.C.C. Ejike, U. Berger, C. Schmaling, R. Schierl and K. Radon, 2014. Workplace exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): A review and discussion of regulatory imperatives for Nigeria. Res. J. Environ. Toxicol., 8: 98-109.
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  8. Okonkwo, F.O., C.E.C.C. Ejike, A.N. Anoka and I.N.E. Onwurah, 2013. Toxicological studies on the short term exposure of Clarias albopunctatus (Lamonte and Nichole 1927) to sub-lethal concentrations of Roundup. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 16: 939-944.
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  9. Okonkwo, F.O. and C.E.C.C. Ejike, 2011. Simulation of heavy metal contamination of fresh water bodies: Toxic effects in the catfish and its amelioration with co-contamination with glyphosate. J. Applied Sci. Environ. Manage., 15: 341-345.
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