In conclusion, this study shows that there was limited knowledge and awareness of domestic sources of lead exposure and its health effect in Nigeria. The origins of popular misconceptions about lead exposure and effective means of correcting them need to be explored. The most popular of these was about pencils, a ubiquitous writing implement made of graphite that carries no known health risk. Our findings suggest that more studies are needed to fully understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of this population to lead exposure in order to develop appropriate health education intervention.
The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.
EOA conceived the study and the design, collected the data, analyzed the data and contributed to drafting the manuscript
OAA participated in the design of the study and contributed to drafting the manuscript
MKCS participated in the design of the study and contributed to drafting the manuscript
CAA participated in the conception and design of the study, analyzed the data, contributed to drafting the manuscript and provided funding for the study