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Environmental health in the Karelian Republic

Abstract

When looking at environmental health risks in the Karelian Republic from the viewpoint of environmental history, the cause and effect relationships of present environmental health risks can be comprehensively understood. The decrease experienced in drinking water quality, which has been induced by the extensive environmental changes, has been exposing the Karelian population to significant health risks. Several waterborne gastrointestinal epidemics witnessed in the Republic and the excess cancer risk of strongly chlorinated humus-rich drinking water are, together with the industrial and traffic and pollution, the most significant environmental health risks in the Karelian Republic today. In order to diminish the health risks related to drinking water, the use of surface water bodies as a drinking water source should be restricted and the so called shallow ground water sources, located near the settlements should be taken into use. In those locations where the water supply cannot be solely based on ground water resources, the raw water intake site should at least be moved further away from polluted water areas. (orig.)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1999
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SYKE/ALUE-JULK-288
Reference Number:
SCA: 540320; 290300; PA: FI-99:003426; SN: 99002156374
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1999
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; PUBLIC HEALTH; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; DRINKING WATER; WATER QUALITY; WATER POLLUTION; HEALTH HAZARDS; GROUND WATER; AIR POLLUTION; HUMUS; PAPER INDUSTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
OSTI ID:
703361
Research Organizations:
North-Savo Environment Centre, Helsinki (Finland); Ministry of the Environment, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99771584; ISBN 952-11-0441-4; TRN: FI9903426
Availability:
OSTI as DE99771584
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
82 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Tynkkynen, V P. Environmental health in the Karelian Republic. Finland: N. p., 1999. Web.
Tynkkynen, V P. Environmental health in the Karelian Republic. Finland.
Tynkkynen, V P. 1999. "Environmental health in the Karelian Republic." Finland.
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title = {Environmental health in the Karelian Republic}
author = {Tynkkynen, V P}
abstractNote = {When looking at environmental health risks in the Karelian Republic from the viewpoint of environmental history, the cause and effect relationships of present environmental health risks can be comprehensively understood. The decrease experienced in drinking water quality, which has been induced by the extensive environmental changes, has been exposing the Karelian population to significant health risks. Several waterborne gastrointestinal epidemics witnessed in the Republic and the excess cancer risk of strongly chlorinated humus-rich drinking water are, together with the industrial and traffic and pollution, the most significant environmental health risks in the Karelian Republic today. In order to diminish the health risks related to drinking water, the use of surface water bodies as a drinking water source should be restricted and the so called shallow ground water sources, located near the settlements should be taken into use. In those locations where the water supply cannot be solely based on ground water resources, the raw water intake site should at least be moved further away from polluted water areas. (orig.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {1999}
month = {Nov}
}