European Journal of Research Development and Sustainability https://scholarzest.com/index.php/ejrds <p><strong>European Journal of Research Development and Sustainability (EJRDS)</strong> is a Multidisciplinary peer reviewed open access journal which covers the various areas of research and sustainable Development. This journal is monthly published online. </p> <p><strong>ISSN (E): </strong>2660-5570</p> <p><strong>Journal Impact Factor:</strong> 7.455 <a href="https://sjifactor.com/passport.php?id=21408"><strong>SJIF 2024:</strong> 8.077</a></p> Scholarzest en-US European Journal of Research Development and Sustainability 2660-5570 EFFECTS OF X-RAYS ON THE HUMAN BODY https://scholarzest.com/index.php/ejrds/article/view/4469 <p>X-rays, a fundamental tool in medical diagnostics and therapy, offer invaluable insights into the human body's internal structures. However, their ionizing nature poses potential health risks. This article explores the biological effects of X-rays, including their impact on tissues and organs. Understanding these effects is crucial for optimizing medical procedures and implementing effective radiation protection measures. Strategies for mitigating radiation exposure are also discussed, highlighting the importance of balancing diagnostic benefits with patient safety in clinical practice.</p> Umarova Dilnoza Alisher qizi Copyright (c) 2024 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2024-04-14 2024-04-14 5 4 1 5 HOUSING QUALITY OF MOTHERS WITH UNDER FIVE CHILDREN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF UPLAND AND RIVERINE AREAS OF RIVERS STATE https://scholarzest.com/index.php/ejrds/article/view/4473 <p>Safe housing is fundamental to healthy living. Poor housing quality increases the burden of malnutrition in children globally and nearly half of the children under the age of five die annually due to malnutrition especially in areas with difficult accessibility. This study was designed to compare the housing quality of mothers with under-five children in the upland area with those in the riverine areas of Rivers state. A cross-sectional study involving a multistage stratified random sampling method to select 316 mother/child pairs in six Local Government Areas of Rivers state was adopted. A pretested semistructured interviewer-administered questionnaire was used. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. In the upland area about 60% of the households lived in apartments with shared facilities and about a quarter practiced open defecation (25.2%). While more than three-quarter of the households (76.5%) resided in apartments with shared facilities and open defecation was practiced by more than half (56.0%) of the households in the riverine area. Although borehole use was the predominant source of household water supply, the use of public taps was more pronounced in the riverine (21.4%). Bush refuse dumping was predominant in the upland (56.9%) while the ocean (78.9%) was similarly preferred by households in the riverine area.</p> ASIEGBU, UCHEOMA A ARIYO, OLUWASEUN Copyright (c) 2024 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2024-04-15 2024-04-15 5 4 6 12