Notes on Water Quality

Direct impacts on human health include serious

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Unformatted text preview: welfare [10]. Toxic materials from hardrock mines that get into surface and ground water and soil can lead to declines in fish and crop yields [10]. Furthermore, the metals in contaminated water can harm humans who consume affected drinking water, animals, and plants [10]. Direct impacts on human health include serious conditions such as respiratory disorders, genetic mutations, birth defects, tumors, and cancers [10...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2014 for the course MINE 836 taught by Professor Various during the Fall '13 term at Queens University.

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