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Table 3 Frequency of water resources in water studies in Iranian environmental health journals (2008–2017)

From: A glance at one decade of water pollution research in Iranian environmental health journals

Water resources Types Number Percentage
Surface water Drinking water 211 49.1
*Surface water 63 14.6
River, lake and sea 55 12.8
Swimming pools 13 3.1
Surface runoffs 10 2.3
Haemodialysis water 5 1.2
Wetland 4 1
Groundwater * Ground water 37 8.6
Spring water 16 3.7
Wells water 9 2.1
Total 430 100
  1. * In a number of articles, the type of water resources was not explicitly mentioned, and only the authors cited examples of surface water and groundwater, so two separate categories for surface water and groundwater were mentioned