In the lower reaches of the Dnieper river is subjected to intensive pollution.
As the scientists of the Kakhovka hydro-meteorological Observatory in the river, in particular, significantly increased the level of chromium concentration.
The main contaminant of the Dnieper is the uncontrolled discharge of waste water from industrial enterprises and settlements located along the coastline. A large number of sewage comes from the nearby roads and from drainage channels, which are not cleared.
As reported Kakhovskaya GMOs, “classical” understanding of the term “heavy metals” now includes chromium, cobalt, Nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium, silver, cadmium, antimony, mercury, thallium and lead, individual connections which can be quite toxic.
Chromium compounds get into surface water as a result of leaching the chromium minerals and waste waters.
So, by results of researches scientists have discovered an excess of chromium in Kherson: 1 km above the town – 3 times, within the city – 5 times (figure 0,0012 mg / dm3 MPC 0,001 mg / dm3).
The toxic metals entering the human body through the lungs, and the digestive tract in a few minutes found in the blood plasma pass into erythrocytes, and then in organs and tissues. Accumulate in the human body, they cause pathological changes of metabolic processes of different nature. For a small period of time water with an excess of chromium can cause kidney damage, stomach ulcers, dysbiosis, diarrhea, and on the surface of the skin to the appearance of dermatitis and eczema. The body acquires and the inclination to inflammation (catarrhal pneumonia).