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Metal concentration at surface water using multivariate analysis and human health risk assessment

Azaman, F. and Juahir, H. and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Azid, A. and Khalit, S. I. and Mustafa, A. D. and Amran, M. A. and Hasnam, C. N. C and Abidin, M. Z. A. Z. and Yusri, M. A. M. (2017) Metal concentration at surface water using multivariate analysis and human health risk assessment. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 9 (2 (Special Issue)). pp. 217-237. ISSN 1112-9867

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This study defined the concentration of metals in Kerteh and Paka River water and their potential health risk towards human. 54 water samples were collected and analyzed using ICP-OES. Results revealed that most of the stations in Kerteh River gave the higher concentration of Cd, Cu, Zn, Co, Ni, As, Cr and Pb compared to Paka River. However As, Cr and Pb have exceeded the permissible limit of Malaysia standard for all stations in both rivers. Cd, Cu, Zn, Co and Ni were below than Malaysian standard permissible levels during the sampling period. The principal component analysis (PCA) revealed that both geogenic and anthropogenic sources were responsible to possible metals contamination in both rivers. Moreover, risk assessments for all metals were within the safe limits, except for As in the Kerteh River for both adult and child as well as to Paka River for both genders.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/58154
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal; ICP-OES; principal component analysis; risk assessment
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 11:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58154

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