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A journal "Dovkillia ta zdorovia" (Environment & Health) publishes the articles on the problems in the field of medical ecology, hygiene, health protection and ecological safety.

Founder of the Journal:
State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"

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Environment & HealthISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 4 (84)   -   2017   -   Pages: 37-39
Evaluation of carcinogenic risk for the population from chlorinated drinking water consumption
Prokopov V.O.1, Lypovetska O.B.1, Kulish T.V.1, Garcavyi S.S.2
1 State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Public Health of the NAMSU"
2 O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University, Kyiv

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Objective: We assessed a carcinogenic risk to the health of the population from the consumption of drinking water contaminated with volatile organochlorine compounds.

Materials and methods: The study was performed in the city of Kropyvnytskyi where tap drinking water contained volatile organochlorine compounds (OCC). Their content in water was determined by the method of gas chromatography. Determination of the exposure inhalation and dermal doses was carried out by the calculation method. To assess the hazard of the effect of the volatile OCC on the oncological morbidity of the population we applied a methodology for the evaluation of the carcinogenic risks.

Results: Drinking water monitoring showed its contamination with volatile (chloroform and bromo-dichloromethane) in the excessive amounts. The total carcinogenic risk of the effects of these substances on the population was estimated as alarming. The peroral and inhalation foreground routes of the ingress of volatile OCC of drinking water into the human organism are the foreground ones.

Conclusions: The detected level of carcinogenic risk for the population of the city of Kropyvnytskyi requires the profound epidemiological studies of oncological morbidity and the development of the preventive measures for the reduction of the OCC level in drinking water.

drinking water, volatile organochlorine compounds, carcinogenic risk
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