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International Journal of Science and Technology


Arsenic occurrence and water quality in recreational thermal springs at Araro, Mexico

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Author Manuela de Jesús Vázquez Vázquez, Raúl Cortés-Martínez, Ruth Alfaro-Cuevas-Villanueva
On Pages 1-5
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 1
Issue Date January 01, 2015
Publishing Date January 01, 2015
Keywords Arsenic, thermal springs, water quality, Cuitzeo.


Abstract

Arsenic content was evaluated in water from recreational thermal springs in Araro, at Cuitzeo basin, Michoacán State, Mexico. There were also analyzed physicochemical parameters and major components. Arsenic was determined by atomic absorption spectrometry within hydride generation. Physicochemical parameters and major components were analyzed by conventional laboratory methods. Arsenic concentration values found exceeded the Mexican regulation recommendations for drinking water use, indicating a potential risk for health. The metalloid content ranged between 0.01 and 6.26 mg/L. Results of physicochemical characterization revealed that eight of the analyzed parameters were found above the recommendations given by the Mexican regulation for drinking and domestic uses.

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