MONITORING OF CADMIUM LEVELS IN RIVER MASHAVERA COASTLINE IN BOLNISI-DMANISI REGION
Keywords:River Mashavera, Environment, Cadmium, water
In the region of Bolnisi-Dmanisi, mineral extraction is carried out, where the certificate (ISO) is not maintained and the environment is polluted. Quantitative study of heavy metals, in particular cadmium, in this area shows that an increase in the concentration of cadmium is observed along the coastline of the Mashavera river, which poses a threat to human health. Aim of the study: monitoring of the content of cadmium in the water of the river Mashavera in the region of Bolnisi-Dmanisi. Monitoring in 2021-2022 revealed that the concentration of the heavy metal cadmium in the Mashavera river is increased, especially in the summer period in the settlements located near the quarry. The fact is very remarkable and requires the adoption of appropriate measures, as the population uses this water for irrigation, and the cadmium contained in the water accumulates in the vegetables, the population uses vegetables for food. The accumulation of cadmium in the human body is a risk factor for the development of acute or chronic diseases.
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