International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2016)
Narmada river water: Pollution and its impact on the human health
Author(s): Mukesh Katakwar
Abstract: River pollution has been one of the main topics in the environmental issue of Narmada river side villages and urban area of Hoshangabad, This study was conducted to find out the pollution situation of Narmada river and the health problem of the surrounding residents. The results clearly determine that the water quality of Narmada river may not be in a position to sustain the aquatic life and not suitable for using domestic purpose. This is indicated by the very low dissoloved oxygen (DO) levels and other measured parameters in the river. The maximum recorded values of pH, color, turbidity, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), chloride (Cl2), carbon-di-oxide (CO2) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) were 7.1 mg/L, 625 ptcu, 97.2, 4.65 mg/L, 1816 mg/L, 676mg/L, 5 mg/L, 15.5, and 78 mg/L, respectively. The maximum concentration of turbidity, BOD, hardness, TDS, and COD found in the Narmada river is much higher than the standard permissible limit. The study also provides evidence that local communities are suffering from a variety of health problems including skin, diarrhea, dysentery, respiratory illnesses, anemia and complications in childbirth. Yellow fever, cholera, dengue, malaria and other epidemic diseases are also available in this area. Furthermore, the people are suffering by the odor pollution and respiratory problems.
Pages: 66-70 | 1324 Views 22 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mukesh Katakwar. Narmada river water: Pollution and its impact on the human health. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(2):66-70.