What is it about?
Examine the contamination status of arsenic (As) and the trace metals cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in the water column of three economically significant rivers and their deltas in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer : the Bandama, the Comoé, and the Bia Rivers
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Why is it important?
As and Pb contents in the Comoé and Bia Rivers threaten the health of at least 3 million people in southeastern Côte d’Ivoire. Filtering river waters before use will significantly reduce human health risks.
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This page is a summary of: Arsenic and Trace Metals in Three West African rivers: Concentrations, Partitioning, and Distribution in Particle-Size Fractions, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, July 2018, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00244-018-0543-9.
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