Heavy Metals Concentrations in Mashhad Drinking Water Network

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Roya Peiravi 1 , hossein alidadi 2 , * , Ali Akbar Dehghan 3 , Mohammad Vahedian 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 MSc of Environment Health Engineering, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Health Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 PhD Student of Environment Health Engineering, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

4 Department of Public Health and Management, School of Health, Health Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (9); e92876
Published Online: May 19, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: January 22, 2013
Revised: February 19, 2013
Accepted: March 18, 2013

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Abstract

Background : Existence of heavy metals, may have adverse effects on consumers. This study was carried out to determine some heavy metals concentrations (cadmium, chromium and lead) in Mashhad drinking water network.
Materials and Methods : In this cross study, samples were collected from different points of urban drinking water network according to the standard methods, and tested by atomic absorption spectrophotometeric method.
Results : Cadmium and chromium concentrations did not exceed national and international standards, only lead concentrations were slightly higher than standard rate in some areas and its mean difference spring and summer was significant (p=0.03).
Conclusion : It is necessary to do needful measures by responsible company because of the metals importance.

Keywords

Drinking water Heavy metals Chromium Cadmium Lead

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