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Water quality parameters in relation to chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Paranagama, A Jayasuriya, N Bhuiyan, MA 2013-11-12T16:26:49Z 2013-11-12T16:26:49Z 2013-11-12
dc.description.abstract In Sri Lanka, high concentrations of certain water quality parameters in drinking water are assumed to be causing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). North Central Province (NCP) in Sri Lanka reports the highest number of CKD patients and mortality rates. The reported research herein concentrates on re-examining diverse causative factors identified by previous researchers on CKD and analysis of water quality in samples from shallow wells supplying drinking water to CKD patients and non-patients in NCP. The samples were tested for a number of parameters such as anions, cations, and heavy metals. These include Cd, Na, Ca, F and Cl which previous researchers have suggested as causative factors for CKD. The preliminary analyses of data indicated majority of water quality parameters collected from the study area did not exceed the WHO drinking water quality standards. The critical water quality parameters that could cause the CKD were investigated using Factor Analysis techniques. From the water samples collected from the CKD Patients the parameters of Na, Cl, Mg, F and Ca could be grouped into one Factor and identified as hydro-geologically originating. Another Factor which could be due to nutrients from fertilizer was identified consisting of N and P whereas Cd was grouped into a single Factor. In contrast, the water quality parameters in water samples collected from CKD Non-Patients were different and could not be clearly grouped into any special category. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) en_US
dc.subject North Central Province (NCP) in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject CKD Patients en_US
dc.subject Water Quality Analysis en_US
dc.subject Statistical Analysis en_US
dc.subject Factor Analysis en_US
dc.title Water quality parameters in relation to chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.conference ICSBE-2012: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment en_US Kandy, Sri Lanka en_US en_US en_US en_US

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