Identification, communication and management of risks relating to drinking water pollution in Bihor countyAutori: Claudia Sarmasan, Lucia Daina, Sonia Draghici
Data aparitiei: November/December 2008
Revista: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal › Vol. 7 › Nr. 6
ISSN: 1843 - 3707
At global level, the microbiological quality of water is a matter of concern, since diarrhoea represents the second cause of mortality. In addition, nitrates represent a significant problem and their high concentration - above the accepted limits - in drinking water is frequently encountered in Romania. Water samples have been analyzed in accordance with the methodology recommended by The Public Health Institute Bucharest. 78.15% of the water samples evaluated during the interval 2004-2007 proved that they do not fit the quality norms. The frequency of the samples which do not meet the minimal requirements of the specific norms indicates an increasing tendency. The layered analysis of data has established ascending trajectories, inverse correlations and acceptable levels of association for both the out-of-norms microbiological samples and the physical-chemical.Despite the fact that the pollution of the drinking water supplied by public distributing stations has become more intense, the frequency of acute water-related diarrhoeal illnesses and of infantile methemoglobinemia is often underestimated.