Trace Elements in Medicine (Moscow)
2021, 22(2): 17-24
SOME INDICATORS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF DRINKING WATER AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF THE POPULATION OF MAGADAN
North-Eastern State University, Portovaya str. 13, 685000, Magadan, Russia
ABSTRACT. The mineral composition of drinking water from central water supply and springs in the vi-cinity of Magadan has been investigated. Their comparative analysis with the content of some microelements in the organism of the inhabitants is carried out. The focus is on the content of calcium, magnesium, iron and silicon. In terms of chemical composition, tap and spring water are comparable. All investigated waters are low-mineralized (ultra-fresh) and very soft; they are distinguished by an extremely low content of basic vital elements, and above all calcium and magnesium salts. The regional characteristics of water include a very low concentration of silicon. The sources of drinking water in Magadan are not balanced in terms of mineral composition, which may be the basis of pathological processes. Possible health problems include diseases of the cardiovascular system (magnesium deficiency), skin and skeletal problems, osteoporosis (calcium, silicon deficiency), siderosis, immunoresistance (excess iron). The possibility of mineral correction of ultra-fresh drinking water, bringing it to physiologically full value, is discussed.
KEYWORDS: drinking water, mineral composition, elemental status of residents, disease prevention.Corresponding author: A.L. Gorbachev E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org