J Environ Manage 2021 Sep 15;300:113744. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, 210008, China; Sino-Danish College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China; College of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing Three Gorges University, Wanzhou, 404000, China. Electronic address:
This study aimed at establishing the spatial and seasonal distribution patterns of dissolved metals, and assessing the water quality and potential human health risk, in rivers of Lake Chaohu Basin (LCB, China). Four seasonal samplings were conducted at 83 sites from April to December in 2018. The water quality was assessed using heavy metal evaluation index (HEI), while hazard index (HI) and carcinogenic risks indicated potential human risk, according to 12 metals (Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Mo, Cd, Sb, Ba, and Pb). Read More