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  1. 1. WATER CONTAMINANTS
  2. 2. Surface Water Source (RIVERS/ LAKE) The water can be exposed to flood water, (it carries ihi, jebs, dura, plema eww! etc.) storm water run offs, pesticide and fertilizer runoff, acid rain, and industrial waste. Potential Water Contaminants
  3. 3. Groundwater Source Public wells/pumps and private wells, the water is not exposed to aerobic bacteria. It can be contaminated by pathogens, leaking underground storage tanks, agriculture fertilizers and pesticides etc. Potential Water Contaminants
  4. 4. Dizzy Vomiting Nauseated Skin rashes Drinking Contaminated Water Cancer Damage to immune system and NS, kidney, liver damage b Birth defects
  5. 5. Microbial Pathogens Diseases-producing microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It can cause gastroenteritis, dysentery, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and gas. Major Groups of Contaminants
  6. 6. Organics or Organic Chemicals Pesticides(herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) Cancer, disorders of NS and Reproductive System, liver and kidney damage. Major Groups of Contaminants
  7. 7. Inorganics or Inorganic Chemicals Toxic metals (lead, mercury, silver, barium, chromium & arsenic Acute poisoning and cancer. Major Groups of Contaminants
  8. 8. Radioactive Elements Radon Lung Cancer Major Groups of Contaminants

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