Identification of Estrogenic Heavy metals in Water Bodies Around Guwahati City, Assam, India

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) are linked to human health and diseases as they mimic or block the normal functioning of endogenous hormones. Heavy metals are also considered as endocrine disrupters.

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Jogen Chandra Kalita, Saptadeepa Roy

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2011

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The present work dealt with the detection and identification of Heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni, Hg) having estrogenic properties from three different sites around Guwahati city, India, well known for its polluted water. Water samples were collected and analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The estrogenic heavy metal concentration in water was in the order Pb>Cr>Ni>Hg>Cd.

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Publication Type

Journal Article

Experts

Jogen Chandra Kalita, Saptadeepa Roy

Time Frame

2011