Drinking Water Minerals and Mineral Balance

Importance, Health Significance, Safety Precautions

  • Ingegerd Rosborg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Frantisek Kozisek, Ingegerd Rosborg, Olle Selinus, Margherita Ferrante, Dragana Jovanovic
    Pages 1-23
  3. Ingegerd Rosborg, Bengt Nihlgård, Margherita Ferrante
    Pages 25-31
  4. Ingegerd Rosborg, Frantisek Kozisek
    Pages 33-52
  5. Ingegerd Rosborg, Margherita Ferrante, Vasant Soni
    Pages 53-77
  6. Ingegerd Rosborg, Vasant Soni, Frantisek Kozisek
    Pages 79-101
  7. Asher Brenner, Kenneth M. Persson, Larry Russell, Ingegerd Rosborg, Frantisek Kozisek
    Pages 103-117
  8. Ingegerd Rosborg, Frantisek Kozisek, Margherita Ferrrante
    Pages 119-123
  9. Ingegerd Rosborg, Frantisek Kozisek
    Pages 129-136
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 137-140

About this book


The various safety organizations working on drinking water all warn about unhealthy constituents, as well as elements that can cause corrosion or scaling on pipes and installations. However, drinking water may also provide a substantial portion of the daily mineral intake, especially for the elderly and children, or those at risk of deficiencies due to unhealthy eating habits or starvation. Thus, a holistic approach to drinking water is presented in this book and the scope is extended from standards for undesirable substances to the basic mineral composition of water, examining 22 nutrient elements and ions and 21 toxic substances. The function of the nutrients in the body, symptoms of deficiency and overload, and advantages of the minerals from drinking water are presented, as well as symptoms of toxic elements from drinking water. The authors also suggest healthy ranges of minerals and mineral ratios for drinking water.  The book offers a valuable resource for the health evaluation of drinking waters, for private well owners, public water producers and safety organizations alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ingegerd Rosborg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and TechnologySchool of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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