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Quality of our groundwater resources: Arsenic and fluoride

Geosciences
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Abstract

Groundwater often contains arsenic or fluoride concentrations too high for drinking or cooking. These constituents, often naturally occurring, are not easy to remove. The right combination of natural or manmade conditions can lead to elevated arsenic or fluoride which includes continental source rocks, high alkalinity and pH, reducing conditions for arsenic, high phosphate, high temperature and high silica. Agencies responsible for safe drinking water should be aware of these conditions, be prepared to monitor, and treat if necessary.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Quality of our groundwater resources: Arsenic and fluoride
Series title Geosciences
Volume 13
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher BRGM
Publisher location Orleans, France
Contributing office(s) Branch of Regional Research-Central Region
Description 6 p.
First page 82
Last page 87