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Health / Effect of Toxins present in water to humans

S. No Toxin Name Health Effect
1 Fluoride Causes cancer (lung and bladder) and problems( teeth and bones)
2 lead Causes decreased kidney function, Cardiovascular effects, increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension.
3 mercury Causes Neurological and behavioural problems, tremors, insomnia, memory loss, neuromuscular effects, headaches, cognitive and motor dysfunction.
4 PCBs(polychlorinated biphenyls) Causes cancers (liver, gall bladder, biliary tract, gastrointestinal tract, brain and breast) and increased rates of melanomas.
5 DDT Causes nausea, diarrhea, irritation (eyes, nose, throat) and lead to tremors and convulsions.
6 MtBE(methyl tertiary-butyl ether) Causes Cancers (Kidney and liver) nervous system effects, dizziness, headaches, nausea, and throat irritation.
7 Aluminum Causes anaemia, osteomalacia, glucose intolerance and cardiac arrest in humans.
8 Ammonia Causes organ systems damage, Coughing, chest pain, wheezing and difficulty breathing.
9 Arsenic Causes cancer (skin, lungs, bladder and kidney) and hyperkeratosis and pigmentation changes.
10 Barium Causes Breathing difficulties, increased blood pressures, heart rhythm changes, stomach irritation, muscle weakness, changes in nerve reflexes, swelling of brains and liver, kidney and heart damage.
11 Cadmium Causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps, salivation, sensory disturbances, liver injury, convulsions, shock and renal failure.
12 Chloramine Causes bleeding lips, dry mouth, dry throat and dry eyes.
13 Chromium Causes respiratory tract irritants and can cause pulmonary sensitization, cancers (lung, nasal and sinus cancer), Severe dermatitis and skin ulcers.
14 Bacteria & Viruses Causes Cramps, nausea, diarrhea, headaches
15 Nitrates/Nitrites Causes headaches anemia, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, sepsis, glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency, metabolic problems, methemoglobinemia ( blue baby syndrome) , increased heart rate, nausea, , and abdominal cramps, vomiting, gastric cancer.
16 Perchlorate Causes reduction in the production of thyroid hormone.
17 Radium Causes cancer, kidney damage and birth defects.
18 Selenium Causes Hair, fingernail problems, peripheral nervous system damage, fatigue and irritability.
19 Silver Causes skin, eyes and mucous membranes problems
20 Uranium Causes kidney disease, bones and liver deformity.

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