What do you mean by potable water? Mention a few health effects due to different pollutants in water.
Potable water refers to water that is safe and suitable for human consumption.
Health effects due to different pollutants in water:
- Chlorine and chlorination by-products: Linked to respiratory problems and an increased risk of bladder and colorectal cancer.
- Arsenic: Increases the risk of skin lesions, cardiovascular diseases, and various types of cancer.
- Radon: This can lead to lung cancer when consumed in drinking water.