Topical Collection: Earth & Environmental Sciences - Water pollution and health risk assessment

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Groundwater is one of the precious natural resources in the world, and it typically provides clean drinking water and also supply for irrigation purposes. However, rapid expanses of industrialization, urbanization, application of several fertilizers in the irrigation lands and even human pollutions have extremely created groundwater contamination in all over the world. Groundwater pollutants mainly include inorganic salts, toxic metals, cations [potassium (K+), sodium (Na+), calcium (Ca2+), and magnesium (Mg2+)], and anions [chloride (Cl), nitrate (NO3-), fluoride (F-), bicarbonate (HCO3), carbonate (CO32−), and sulfate (SO42−)]. Therefore, groundwater quality issues have become a major concern in the last several decades, and groundwater quality assessment along with health risk evaluation with an application of GIS has become the most effective tool to comprehend the quality of water and its suitability for various purposes. Therefore, this Topical Collection on “Water pollution and health risk assessment” will focus on reporting original and innovative research addressing key scientific questions on water quality, pollution and its impact on human health.

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  • Dr. Narsimha Adimalla
  • Dr. Hui Qian

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