Dr. Francis Obiora Okonkwo

Dr. Francis Obiora Okonkwo

Lecturer
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
100%
Environmental Technology
62%
Toxicology
90%
Risk Assessment
75%
Chemical Analysis
55%

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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