A Study of Ground Water and Water Borne Diseases from Daund - Pune District

Mona Aghaei, Satish D Kulkarni, Ravindra Jaybhaye

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The research examined the effect of human activity on the quality of groundwater as well as a survey of different water related diseases caused in the areas of Daund, Maharashtra district in different localities. For the physical and chemical parameters, ten groundwater samples were analyzed.  It was observed that water has caused several health issues such as gastro, Typhoid, Jaundice and Diaherria in the region. The water analysis showed a high intensity of cation and anion exchange process is observed in the geochemical properties of soil water in this region. As a consequence of anthropogenic activities, groundwater in the area is relatively acidic based on TDS indicating that groundwater pollution is caused by human activity. The groundwater of the majority of samples cannot be used for drinking purposes. This provides the local population with a serious health risk. The effects of human activities in this region have been described as groundwater salinization, nitrate contamination, alkaline shifts, groundwater hardness and changing nature of the geochemical character of groundwater.

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