Aluminium was determined in surface and ground waters in the Alba region of NW Italy to provide information on natural and anthropogenic sources of contamination. Determinations were made by a spectrophotometric method based on the aluminium-pyrocatechol complex. The total aluminium content of waters was determined as well as the toxic form of monomeric aluminium, obtained from samples that had been passed through 0.20 μm cellulose filters to remove colloidal and particulate material. Results were correlated with mortality data associated with Alzheimer's disease. There appeared to be a correlation between mortality data and areas having the highest aluminium content of water.
|Titolo:||Identification of anomalous aluminium contents in surface and ground water in the Alba territory (NW Italy)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1751-908X.2001.tb00999.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|