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Assessment of heavy metals concentrations in water from borehole at Federal College of Forestry, Jos, Nigeria

Tapas Institute of Scientific Research and Development
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Water samples collected from producing boreholes in the vicinity of Federal College of Forestry, Jos were analyzed to establish the presence of heavy metals (Fe, Pb, Zn, Mn, Cu, Cd, Cr), their concentrations and compare them with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for drinking water quality. Analytical results obtained using AAS showed that the values of the parameters obtained were below the values of WHO for drinking water quality. All the metals detected were within the permissible range. No toxic metal was detected. The result of this analysis showed that the two borehole waters were found to be a suitable source of drinking water.

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