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Study of Uranium Contamination & Its Health Effect in Ground Water of Balod District of Chhattisgarh State, India


Vijita Diwan, Santosh Kumar Sar, Shweta Singh, Megha Sahu, Manoj Kumar Jindal, Arun Arora, Supriya Biswas
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Uranium content in ground water samples from Balod District of Chhattisgarh state was measured using laser fluorimetric technique. Uranium concentration of water samples was found in range 0.563 - 78.93µgl-1. The uranium concentration in most of the water samples was found lower than the safe limit (30µgl-1) recommended by WHO and EPA except Deur Tarai village (78.93µgl-1). The annual effective dose due to ingestion of ground water was calculated using ICRP recommendations. The annual effective dose in one of the samples was found to be greater than WHO-recommended level (100 ?Sv/y). The cancer mortality risk and morbidity risk varied from 1.51 × 10-6 to 2.12 × 10-4 and, from 2.32 × 10-6 to 3.25 × 10-4 respectively which indicate minor carcinogenic risk. Hazard quotient for 25 % samples >1 which indicates health risk due to chemical toxicity of uranium in groundwater.

Vijita Diwan, Santosh Kumar Sar, Shweta Singh, Megha Sahu, Manoj Kumar Jindal, Arun Arora, Supriya Biswas

Fluorimetric Technique, Annual Effective Dose, Cancer Mortality Risk, Morbidity Risk, Hazard Quotient

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April - 2018
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2018-04-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
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125-131 IJSRSET184441   Technoscience Academy

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Vijita Diwan, Santosh Kumar Sar, Shweta Singh, Megha Sahu, Manoj Kumar Jindal, Arun Arora, Supriya Biswas, "Study of Uranium Contamination & Its Health Effect in Ground Water of Balod District of Chhattisgarh State, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.125-131, March-April-2018.
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