Chemical Content of Drinking Water Consumed in Different Regions of Anatolia and Evaluation in terms of Medical Geology

Zeynep Ozdemir, Betul Coskun Onal, Yavuz Yilmaz, Aykut Cakir, Ahmet Feyyat Demir, Gulan Karademir, Ibrahim Satis


In this study 136 water samples used as drinking water in Balıkesir / Erdek, Mersin / Karaduvar-Davultepe, Samsun / Merkez and Diyarbakır / Central regions located in different regions of Anatolia were evaluated. In addition to their drinkability characteristics, chemical and physical parameters were determined. Element and anion contents of drinking water samples taken from the regions determined by ICP-MS (B, Na, Mg, K, Ca, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Ba, Pb, Al, Fe, Se, Mo) and by the ion chromatography (F-, Cl-, NO2-, NO3-, Br-, SO4-2, PO4-2). Analysis results were evaluated in compared with TSE 266 standard, WHO (World Health Organization) and EPA (USD Environmental Protection Agency); Balıkesir/Erdek (B: 0.13, Al: 2.08, Fe: 0.44, Mn: 0.10, Cl-:287.06, NO2-:23.54, NO3:179.41-, Br-:0.64, SO4-2:302.61 ppm), Mersin/Karaduvar-Davultepe (Mg: 130.30, Al: 0.24, As: 0.02, Na: 393.85, K: 12.06, Cl-: 712.83, NO2-: 1.85, NO3- : 479.11, Br-: 1.48 ppm), Samsun/Merkez (B:0.21, Mg: 53.36, NO2-: 1.06, NO3-:144.03, Br-:0.07 ppm) and Diyarbakır/Merkez (B: 0.02, NO2-: 8.72 ppm) The constant consumption of water, which contains these heavy metal and anions, especially showing anomalies, can cause various diseases in time. It is recommended to investigate the causes of the pollution (household waste, sea water mix, induced formation etc.) and take the necessary measures and controlled drinking of these waters.

Keywords: Water, Heavy metal, Anion, Medical Geology, Anatolia

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-5-13

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