Effects of drought on environmental health risk posed by groundwater contamination
Justyna Kubicz , Paweł Lochyński , Adam Pawełczyk , Maciej Karczewski
AbstractThis publication presents a comparison of the content of pollutants in groundwater samples taken at 117 measurement points in four regions of Poland during a drought period and in the reference period without drought. Based on the chemical analyses of water, an assessment of the health risk resulting from the use of underground water for consumption was carried out. The study aimed to determine whether drought affects the increase in health risk exposure of the population. It was found that despite the occurrence of drought, the expected increase in the concentration of pollutants in water does not take place in all locations. This study found that in some cases the occurrence of drought did not cause an increase in the non-cancerogenic threat expressed by the hazard index. There were also no clear changes in excess lifetime cancer risk values except for selected measurement points. On the other hand, the statistical analysis of all data collected in the regions where the research was conducted showed a general trend of increasing environmental health risk caused by changes in groundwater pollution during drought.
|Journal series||Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, e-ISSN 1879-1298, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||Drinking water, Drought, Health risk, Underground water|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score||= 100.0, 20-04-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 2; = 1; : 2018 = 1.54; : 2019 = 5.778 (2) - 2019=5.705 (5)|
|Citation count*||5 (2021-05-08)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.