The paper examines the hygiene practices and health risk perception of vegetable sellers in urban Ghana. Based on a qualitative in-depth study of vegetable sellers drawn from five purposively sampled markets in Kumasi Metropolis, the study found that the vegetable sellers have generally low risk perception. Consequently, the vegetable handling practices by these market women remain largely unsafe presenting potential health risks to consumers. Regular monitoring by relevant agencies and sustained public education are therefore key for reducing market contamination which is critical for maintaining a healthy population.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal of Environmental Health Research|
|Early online date||15 Oct 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Mar 2019|
- health risk
- Hygiene practices
- vegetables sellers