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Research Paper | Biology | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017
Accumulation of Heavy Metals in River Sirumugai and the Affect in Human
P. Ranganayaki  | Dr. Y. Thangam  | Dr. M. Rabeeth 
Abstract: Water plays an important role in life. With about 70 % of the earths cover being water, it undeniably becomes one of our greatest resources. Water is one of the major resistance in our body. Now a days water being more polluted due to the abuse of lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, reservoirs. Pollution of water occurs when a substance that modifies the water in negative fashion and are discharged in it. This discharge of pollutants can be direct as well as indirect. Water pollution is an appalling problem, powerful enough to lead the world on a path of destruction. Water pollutants include both organic and inorganic factors. Organic factors include volatile organic compounds, fuels, waste from trees, plants. Inorganic factors include ammonia, chemical waste from factories, discarded cosmetics. Sirumugai is a river and it is on the bank of river Bhavani. In this river many metals were accumulated, specific metals especially, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Zinc, and Magnesium, were observed and the accumulation were evaluated.
Keywords: Sirumugai river, metals- Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Zn, Mg, Accumulation, Bioaccumulation
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,
Pages: 1129 - 1135
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