Elevated levels of iron in groundwater in Prey Veng province in Cambodia: a possible factor contributing to high iron stores in women.

@article{Karakochuk2015ElevatedLO,
  title={Elevated levels of iron in groundwater in Prey Veng province in Cambodia: a possible factor contributing to high iron stores in women.},
  author={Crystal D Karakochuk and Heather M. Murphy and Kyly C Whitfield and Susan I Barr and Suzanne M Vercauteren and Aminuzzaman Talukder and Keith Porter and Hou Kroeun and Many Eath and Judy Mclean and Timothy J Green},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          575-86
        }
}
Iron is a natural element found in food, water and soil and is essential for human health. Our aim was to determine the levels of iron and 25 other metals and trace elements in groundwater from 22 households in Prey Veng, Cambodia. Water analyses were conducted using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and optical emission spectrometry. Compared to the 2011 World Health Organization guidelines for drinking water quality, aluminum, iron and manganese exceeded maximum levels (in 4.5, 72… CONTINUE READING

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