Investigation of trace and ultra-trace elements of nutritional and toxicological significance in Italian potable waters by INAA
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The element concentrations in potable water samples collected in two different urban areas for the water supply, Rome and Florence, are determined by INAA and compared. The results on drinking water of Rome show that the potentially toxic elements (Sb, Hg, Cr, Ni, etc.) are present at levels below the limit values whereas the essential human elements give a convenient nutritional support. Further, it is also evidenced that the elemental composition is quite similar to that of uncontaminated natural waters. According to the drinking water of Florence the characterization of the concentration of elements show an almost good situation except for Al.
KeywordsPotable Water Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Aluminum Salt Nutritional Element Toxicological Significance
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