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Potentially toxic elements in drinking water in alphabetic order
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering. National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic.
2015 (English)In: Drinking Water Minerals and Mineral Balance: Importance, Health Significance, Safety Precautions, Springer, 2015, 79-101 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)Text
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Most toxic elements in drinking water are regulated by WHO and EU. Elevated levels of aluminum in drinking water are suspected to be related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease; arsenic is linked to skin disorders and lung cancers. Cadmium may cause renal effects. Pb can cause decreased IQ in children, hypertension, and damaged red blood cell production. Nitrite and nitrate change the ability of hemoglobin to bind oxygen, which is unsuitable for transportation of oxygen in the blood. Radon may cause lung cancer, uranium kidney diseases and decreased fertility, antimony increased cholesterol levels, and barium intestinal and cardiovascular diseases. However, elements like calcium in drinking water may decrease the negative health effects of a toxic element and should not be eliminated.

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Springer, 2015. 79-101 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181220DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09593-6_5ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84944574779ISBN: 9783319095936 (ISBN); 9783319095929 (ISBN)OAI: diva2:903006

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Available from: 2016-02-12 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2016-02-12Bibliographically approved

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