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Carcinogenic Risk of Arsenic (As) in Groundwater and Bottled Water Samples in Covenant University and Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Adewoyin, O.O and Omeje, Maxwell and Joel, E. S. and Aborishade, Ehimeje (2017) Carcinogenic Risk of Arsenic (As) in Groundwater and Bottled Water Samples in Covenant University and Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Informatics and Mathematical Sciences, 9 (2). pp. 273-281. ISSN 0975-5748 (online); 0974-875X (print)

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Abstract

This study was conducted in order to estimate the carcinogenic risk of heavy metals exposure via the consumption of groundwater and bottled water for the population of Covenant University and Canaanland, Ota, Ogun state using Perkin Elmer Optima 8000 ICP-OES. The chronic daily intake (CDI) in all the samples ranged from 0.005 and and 0.014¹gL¡1kg¡1d¡1which was found to be negligible of potential risk on the inhabitants of different age groups. The carcinogenic Risk (R) for all the samples ranged between 0.01 and 0.025 ¹gL¡1d¡1. The R for all the age groups was found to be less than the acceptable level of EPA. The highest carcinogenic risk in Arsenic was found in children, which could be attributed to their lower body weight. However, all the values measured were observed to be below the recommended level by USEPA and WHO respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canaanland; Carciniogenic; Covenant; Optima; USEPA; Perkin
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 09:23
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9845

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