Drinking Water Toxicity in Health and DiseasesRaafat A Mandour*
Toxicology Unit, Emergency Hospital, Mansoura University, Mansoura35516, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Raafat A Mandour
Toxicology Unit, Emergency Hospital
Mansoura University, Mansoura35516, Egypt
Received Date: February 11, 2013; Accepted Date: May 14, 2013; Published Date: June 04, 2013
Citation: Mandour RA (2013) Drinking Water Toxicity in Health and Diseases. Air Water Borne Diseases 2:107. doi:10.4172/2167-7719.1000107
Copyright: © 2013 Mandour RA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The quality of the drinking water is a universal health concern. This paper is an attempt to clarify concerns about the quality and safety of drinking water quality both tap and mineral on health of the people living in Dakahlia Governorate-Egypt. Drinking water samples were collected from 14 different locations of Dakahlia Governorate representing 73 samples and 7 samples of mineral water. These samples were analyzed for physicochemical and bacterlogical parameters. The found values of physicochemical and bacterlogical parameters were compared with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Egyptian Minstry of Health (EMH) water quality standards.
Study of all these characteristics and correlation studies indicate that in some of the studied areas water was polluted and not suitable for drinking purpose. The drinking water of these areas needs some degree of treatment before consumption and prevention steps to be taken from contamination.