Water Quality Status of Yamuna River and its Toxic Eﬀects on Humans
5 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2019
Date Written: August 6, 2019
Yamuna river is holy river in India. The River Yamuna, the largest tributary of River Ganga has been one of the most prominent & important rivers of India. Unfortunately, certain stretches of River Yamuna are much polluted. Various urban centers e.g. Delhi, Mathura, Agra etc. Water is a most valuable natural resource for all living creatures on the earth, currently we have noticed that the contaminated water is the biggest problem in the world. The contaminated water is used for the drinking and agricultural purposes. The present review was conducted to evaluate water pollution status of Yamuna River after crossing the urban and industrial area of Delhi. This review study determined the concentrations of heavy metals like Cd, Pb, Ni and Zn in water and their toxic effect on human health.
Keywords: Yamuna river; Contaminated water; Sediments; Heavy metals
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