The element concentrations in potable water samples collected in two different urban areas for the water supply, Rome and Florence, are determined by INAA and compared. The results on drinking water of Rome show that the potentially toxic elements (Sb, Hg, Cr, Ni, etc.) are present at levels below the limit values whereas the essential human elements give a convenient nutritional support. Further, it is also evidenced that the elemental composition is quite similar to that of uncontaminated natural waters. According to the drinking water of Florence the characterization of the concentration of elements show an almost good situation except for Al. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Analytical Chemistry
Capannesi, G., Diaco, L., Rosada, A., & Avino, P. (2008). Investigation of trace and ultra-trace elements of nutritional and toxicological significance in Italian potable waters by INAA. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 278(2), 353 - 357. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-008-9609-x