Analysis Quality of Environmental Health in Coastal Communities
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- Pb and Cd, sea water, drinking water, health risks
Health quality of the coastal environment is very critical due to sea water pollution by industrial waste, ports, marine transportation, domestic waste and community activities. Sea water pollution will have an impact on the environment, especially community water resources. Pollutants such as heavy metals pose a threat to public health. This study aims to analyze the quality of the environment and to measure the magnitude of environmental health risks in coastal communities. This is quantitative research that analyzes the concentration of heavy metals in the coastal and public health at risk. Sample subject is the community who use bore well and the sample of the object is bore well around Belawan and sea water. Methods used for analyzing the concentration of Pb and Cd is AAS (Atomic Absorbstion Spectrophotometer), environmental health risks is measured by the EHRA (environmental Health Risks Assessment) method. The Results is Pb concentration average in marine is 0.052 mg/l and Cd is 0.004 mg /l. Pb concentration in drinking water with an average 0,002 mg / l and Cd is 0.001 mg / l, the amount of health risks RQ <1. Public complaints found were digestive disorders, skin diseases, headaches, arthritis etc. Environmental management by implementing risk management of health needs to be done in an effort to minimize contamination of Pb and Cd in coastal areas of Belawan.
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TY - CONF AU - Sri Malem Indirawati AU - Setiaty Pandia AU - Herman Mawengkang AU - Wirsal Hasan PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Analysis Quality of Environmental Health in Coastal Communities BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 315 EP - 319 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.61 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.61 ID - MalemIndirawati2016/12 ER -