About The Author

Ochan Otim teaches chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (USA). He is a Board Certified Environmental Scientist.

How Ethanol And Heavy Metals In Alcohol Sachets Are Affecting Uganda’s Acoli People

Excessive consumption of ethanol, the intoxicating agent in alcoholic drinks, and the ingestion of heavy metals in contaminated foods and drinks are known to lead to all kinds of illnesses. In the Acoli community of northern Uganda, heavy alcohol consumption, which became an adaptive mechanism for coping with trauma, depression, idleness, violence, hopelessness, and deprivation of