Determination of soil and water contamination around an industrialized town, Kazanli, Mersin, Turkey

SANGUN M. K., Ozdilek H. G.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.19, no.1, pp.706-710, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.706-710
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, concentrations of selected metals, namely chromium and nickel, in groundwater and soil were investigated. it was found that extensive chromium and nickel levels in soil that had been used for building materials and this could probably impair public and environmental health, such as in sea turtles, in the area. Toxicological risk assessment from water quality criteria indicated that aquatic toxicity from both acute and chronic nickel and chromium does not exceed estimated ecotoxicology levels.