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Physio-chemical analysis of ground water and its impact on public health in Sargodha City, Pakistan

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Omar Riaz, Taswar Abbas, Saifur Rehman, Muhammad Fahad Ullah, Maryam Khalid

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 5), 376-384, November 2017


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Water pollution has always been a serious global threat and water born diseases are the major issue in third world countries now a day. Pakistan is no exception and also facing worst conditions. For current research Sargodha city was taken as a Study Area. Water samples were collected throughout the study area through random sampling technique. These samples were tested in Hi-Tech Instruments Lab, University of Sargodha and the data was analyzed to compare with WHO permissible standard for drinking purposes. A survey was also conducted in the study area to know the public opinion about water related diseases. Around 200 educated inhabitants of the study area participated in filling the survey performa out of which 76 percent were found dissatisfied from water quality and reported number of water borne diseases. Public perception was compared with the prevailing diseases and it was concluded that water contaminants are the major source of diseases like, diarrhea, typhoid, hepatitis, eye problem, stomach problem, blood pressure, heart diseases, and gastro in the study area. Current study also suggested different strategies to mitigate these problems.


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