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Importance of Rainwater Harvesting in Human Health

Water used for drinking and other purposes may contain elements such as arsenic, cadmium or anions such as fluoride, and nitrates at toxic levels. Drinking of such contaminated/polluted water can cause considerable health problems. Arsenic in water causes many health problems collectively referred to as Arsenicosis.Cadmium in toxic levels cause Chronic Renal Failure. Excess fluoride in water cause dental and skeletal Fluorosis., and high levels of nitrates result in a condition called Methemoglobinemia.

 

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