Sci Total Environ 2021 Mar 31;782:146788. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. Electronic address:
For more than 4 decades, the Atoyac River in central Mexico has been subjected to anthropogenic stresses driven by the urban and industrial wastewater discharges, as well as leachates coming from intensive peri-urban agricultural practices. This review provides an overview of the levels of organic, inorganic and microbiological contaminants found during the past 10 years in waters and bed sediments of the Atoyac system, and the implication of this pollution over the human health. Overall, the Atoyac waters present high loads of nutrients, BOD, COD, TDS and trace elements (Al, Fe, Zn, Pb, Cr, Cu). Read More