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dc.contributor.authorBaba, Alper
dc.contributor.authorTayfur, Gökmen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-24T07:08:03Z
dc.date.available2017-02-24T07:08:03Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.citationBaba, A., and Tayfur, G. (2011). Groundwater contamination and its effect on health in Turkey. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 183(1-4) , 77-94. doi:10.1007/s10661-011-1907-zen_US
dc.identifier.issn0167-6369
dc.identifier.urihttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-011-1907-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11147/4897
dc.description.abstractThe sources of groundwater pollution in Turkey are identified, and pathways of contaminants to groundwater are first described. Then, the effects of groundwater quality on health in Turkey are evaluated. In general, sources of groundwater contamination fall into two main categories: natural and anthropogenic sources. Important sources of natural groundwater pollution in Turkey include geological formations, seawater intrusion, and geothermal fluid(s). The major sources of anthropogenic groundwater contamination are agricultural activities, mining waste, industrial waste, on-site septic tank systems, and pollution from imperfect well constructions. The analysis results revealed that natural contamination due to salt and gypsum are mostly found in Central and Mediterranean regions and arsenic in Aegean region. Geothermal fluids which contain fluoride poses a danger for skeleton, dental, and bone problems, especially in the areas of Denizli, Isparta, and AydIn. Discharges from surface water bodies contaminate groundwater by infiltration. Evidence of such contamination is found in Upper KIzIlIrmak basin, Gediz basin, and Büyük Melen river basin and some drinking water reservoirs in Istanbul. Additionally, seawater intrusion causes groundwater quality problems in coastal regions, especially in the Aegean coast. Industrial wastes are also polluting surface and groundwater in industrialized regions of Turkey. Deterioration of water quality as a result of fertilizers and pesticides is another major problem especially in the regions of Mediterranean, Aegean, Central Anatolia, and Marmara. Abandoned mercury mines in the western regions of Turkey, especially in Çanakkale, Izmir, Muǧla, Kütahya, and BalIkesir, cause serious groundwater quality problems. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1007/s10661-011-1907-zen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectPollutionen_US
dc.subjectWasteen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleGroundwater contamination and its effect on health in Turkeyen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR18248en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR2054en_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorBaba, Alper
dc.contributor.institutionauthorTayfur, Gökmen
dc.relation.journalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessmenten_US
dc.contributor.departmentİYTE, Mühendislik Fakültesi, İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.identifier.volume183en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage77en_US
dc.identifier.endpage94en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000296062700007
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-82455175309
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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