HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT TO ZINC IN DRINKING WATER OF RURAL RESIDENTS LIVING IN BHUSAWAL CITY, MAHARASHTRA (INDIA)

PhotoABOUT AUTHORS
Sanjay A. Nagdev*1, Mayur R. Bhurat1 and Krishna R. Gupta2
1 K.Y.D.S.C.T’s College of Pharmacy, Sakegaon-Bhusawal, Maharashtra
2 Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar college of Pharmacy, Kamptee, Maharashtra
*snsanjurocks@gmail.com

ABSTARCT
The Present study was designed for the estimation of essential trace element Zinc in drinking water from natural sources like well, bore-well and river of Bhusawal (Maharashtra) (21.0455° N, 75.8011° E).Samples were evaluated as per Bureau of Indian standards 10500 for Zinc, Concentration of Zinc in water samples of River, well and Bore well was found within the safe limits of World Health Organization guidelines for zinc and also study finding suggest that bore well is the better and rich source of Zinc as compared to Well and river and population residing in the region and consuming water from bore well would be less prone to Zinc deficiency as compared to Population consuming water from other sources like well and river.

Reference Id: PHARMATUTOR-ART-2583

INTRODUCTION
Zinc is an essential
trace element, which is needed by human body to regulate the production of enzymes because zinc is utilized by 100 different enzymes that are involved in the chemical processes of building things that the body needs like to make thyroid stimulating hormone, calcitonin, production of collagen, for first line defense of body (immunity) and also zinc is essential to prevent zinc deficiency(Underwood  EJ.,1971),  and diarrhea in pediatrics (Bajait C et al., 2011). Hence the overall objective of the present study is to quantitatively estimate the amount of essential trace element Zinc in the drinking water to ensure the required and safe levels of Zinc in drinking water to fulfill the daily requirement of body as per Bureau of Indian Standards Specification from different Natural sources such as river, well and bore well (Zinc in Drinking water., 1993).

MATERIALS AND METHODS
COLLECTION OF WATER SAMPLES
Different sources such as river, well and bore well of Bhusawal (21.0455° N, 75.8011° E) region was selected for study. Water samples were collected with utmost care to ensure that no contamination occurs at the time of collection or prior to examination. Closure was removed with care to avoid contamination and held near base filled with water without rinsing and closed immediately. Plastic bottles of 1Litre capacity were used for trace element determination, washed with nitric acid (3%) rinsed three times with distilled water, dried and filled with water leaving no air space and tightly closed with plastic closures to prevent any leakage. Each container was clearly marked with name and date of sampling.

Sampling from well and bore-well: To the discharge tap of mechanical pump fitted to well or bore-well, rectified spirit was applied and allowed to dry before collection of sample, Water was pumped to waste for four to five minutes and then flow was restricted to permit filling the bottle without splashing.

Sampling from river: Areas of relative stagnation in a stream were avoided. For collection of water sample from river bottles was hold in hand near base and plunging its neck downward below the surface and turned until the neck points slightly upward, the mouth being directed against the current.

EVALUATION OF WATER SAMPLES
Evaluation of water samples was carried out as per Bureau of Indian Standard 10500 for safe water quality parameter of Zinc (Drinking water specification Indian Standards 10500:2012).

RESULTS
Concentration of Zinc in all water samples were found within the safe limits of World Health Organization guidelines and Concentration of Zinc was found high in water samples of bore well of Bhusawal (21.0455° N, 75.8011° E)  region.

Table No.1: Concentration of Zinc content in water samples of well, bore-well and river of Bhusawal region

Zinc in mg

Concentration of Zinc

Figure no. 1 Concentration of Zinc in Water samples of River, Well and Bore-well of Bhusawal region

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