MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 143, 2018IV International Young Researchers Conference “Youth, Science, Solutions: Ideas and Prospects” (YSSIP-2017)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Efficient Use of Resources and Urban Development|
|Published online||08 January 2018|
Analysis of drinking water quality from the standpoint of health risks
Bratsk State University, 665709 Bratsk, Russia
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The paper presents a hygienic quality assessment of water from sources in the Irkutsk Region (Russia) used for public drinking water supply. The aim of the study is to assess health risks to the population of Bratsk and the Bratsk District, which is associated with the exposure to chemicals coming with drinking water from the public water supply system. Risk of occurrence and development of non-carcinogenic effects is assessed for separate age groups using a special method. Based on the risk assessment methodology, non-carcinogenic risks for children and adults are described in quantitative terms. The total health risk of the test groups associated with the oral intake of chemicals with drinking water is estimated as negligible and, therefore, does not need to be reduced through additional measures. Lead and fluoride contents in drinking water are the major contributors to the risk level (59.5–68.4%). There is a risk of developing blood disorders and cardiovascular diseases in children of Bratsk (HI = 1.19), as well as bone tissue and teeth disorders in children of Bikey village, Bratsk District (HI = 1.10).
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