Uranium Pollution of Grand Water in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan
We investigated uranium concentrations in ground water in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. In the rural area of Karakalpakstan, main drinking water are ground water. In the Half of sampling points for drinking water, uranium concentrations exceeded the WHO (2008) guideline level for drinking water. Since uranium is a suspected carcinogen that can also have a toxic effect on kidneys. However, WHO addressing only the chemical aspects of uranium prescribed that uranium concentrations in drinking water. The effect of uranium exposure from drinking water on people in these areas is significant.
KeywordsDrinking Water Uranium Concentration Phosphate Fertilizer Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometer Canal Water
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