publication . Other literature type . Report . 2007

Bfr Recommends The Establishment Of A European Maximum Level For Uranium In Drinking And Mineral Water

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2007
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Abstract
Uranium is a widespread, radioactive heavy metal on earth. It is to be found in varying concentrations and states in various rocks and minerals as well as in water, soil and air. Uranium may also reach the environment anthropogenically for instance in mineral phosphate fertilisers. Because of its widespread presence traces of uranium can also be detected in foods like drinking and mineral water. Uranium is not essential for humans. The ongoing intake of higher uranium concentrations can lead to kidney damage because of the chemical toxicity of the substance. The radioactive disintegration products of uranium can cause cancer. Various institutions have establishe...
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Medical Subject Headings: complex mixturestechnology, industry, and agricultureinorganic chemicals
free text keywords: Germany, Opinion, uranium, maximum residue level, drinking water, mineral waters, http://id.agrisemantics.org/gacs/C15773, http://browser.agrisemantics.org/gacs/en/page/C16651, http://id.agrisemantics.org/gacs/C2843, http://id.agrisemantics.org/gacs/C23092
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publication . Other literature type . Report . 2007

Bfr Recommends The Establishment Of A European Maximum Level For Uranium In Drinking And Mineral Water

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment;