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Health risk assessment on heavy metals in drinking and surface water of communities in bauxite mining areas

Zety Abrar Naim, Mahad and Zailina, Hashim and Norazura, Ismail and Jamal Hisham, Hashim (2019) Health risk assessment on heavy metals in drinking and surface water of communities in bauxite mining areas. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 6 (3). pp. 203-214. ISSN 2289-7577

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Abstract

Background: The mining of bauxite ore in Kuantan, Pahang has been going since early 2013. Bauxite ore contains radionuclides and heavy metals by which uncontrolled bauxite mining, can pollute waterways. These can pose great threat to environment and human health. The study objectives were to determine and compare the concentrations of selected heavy metals; aluminium (Al), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) in water as well as to evaluate the risk of drinking such water.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bauxite mining, heavy metals, inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), health risk assessment
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 02:53
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 02:53
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/25854
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