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Title: High concentrations of toxic metals in water consumed by the Maxakali indigenous community in Brazil
Authors: Assis, Eliseu Miranda de
Souza, Maicon Junior dos Santos
Faria, Márcia Cristina da Silva
Rodrigues, Jairo Lisboa
Garcez, Anderson
Bomfeti, Cleide Aparecida
Barcellos, Nêmora Tregnago
Assis, Eliseu Miranda de
Souza, Maicon Junior dos Santos
Faria, Márcia Cristina da Silva
Rodrigues, Jairo Lisboa
Garcez, Anderson
Bomfeti, Cleide Aparecida
Barcellos, Nêmora Tregnago
Affilliation: Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos). Programa de Pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva. São Leopoldo, RS, Brasil
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM). Instituto de Ciência, Engenharia e Tecnologia (ICET). Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brasil
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM). Instituto de Ciência, Engenharia e Tecnologia (ICET). Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brasil
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM). Instituto de Ciência, Engenharia e Tecnologia (ICET). Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brasil
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos). Programa de Pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva. São Leopoldo, RS, Brasil
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM). Instituto de Ciência, Engenharia e Tecnologia (ICET). Teófilo Otoni, MG, Brasil
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos). Programa de Pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva. São Leopoldo, RS, Brasil
Abstract: The Maxakali is the second largest indigenous population in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil; and parasitic diseases are its main cause of death. Problems related to the quality of water consumed by this population, added to the absence of public sanitation services, aggravate the risk of illnesses due to several water-borne pathologies. Thus, the main purpose of this paper was to evaluate the water quality consumed in natura by the Maxakali community, quantifying toxic metals in relation to the maximum values allowed by Brazilian law. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with samples of water collected in surface- and groundwater in the Maxakali villages, including three seasonal periods. Villages with the greatest number of altered measures of metals in water were Aldeias Pradinho (100%) and Água Boa (92%). The smallest number of changes were found in Aldeias Verde and Rafael (27%). The metals that appeared in the largest number of collections with values higher than recommended were Iron (50%), followed by Arsenic (46%), Aluminum (36%), Cadmium (22%) and Mercury (20%), respectively. The study identified high concentrations of toxic metals in the water consumed by the Maxakali indigenous community in Brazil. Keywords: Maxakali Indians; surface and underground water; toxic metals; water quality.
Keywords: Região Centro-Oeste
MInas Gerais
Makaxali
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Qualidade da Água
Metais Tóxicos
Águas Superficiais
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais em Bacias Hidrográficas
Citation: ASSIS, Eliseu Miranda de; SOUZA, Maicon Junior dos Santos; FARIA, Márcia Cristina da Silva; RODRIGUES, Jairo Lisboa; GARCEZ, Anderson; BOMFETI, Cleide Aparecida; BARCELLOS, Nêmora Tregnago; ASSIS, Eliseu Miranda de; SOUZA, Maicon Junior dos Santos; FARIA, Márcia Cristina da Silva; RODRIGUES, Jairo Lisboa; GARCEZ, Anderson; BOMFETI, Cleide Aparecida; BARCELLOS, Nêmora Tregnago. High concentrations of toxic metals in water consumed by the Maxakali indigenous community in Brazil. Revista Ambiente & Água, v. 14, n. 1, p. e2215, 2019.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.4136/ambi-agua.2215
ISSN: 1980-993X
Copyright: open access
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