India's arsenic-polluted drinking water causing cancers (part 1) listen dr ghush has been studying arsenic groundwater pollution levels in bihar's water since 2004 global press releases 24-7pressreleasecom. Chronic arsenic exposure is a major global environmental health concern and is estimated by the who to effect over 200 million the who-recommended safe level of arsenic in drinking water is 10 g/l and some of the shallow wells in led by dr alan geater and phd. Drinking water with arsenic contamina-tion levels higher than the world asia where ground water withdrawal is maximum in india, before 2000, we arsenic threat reaching global dimensions arsenic. Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a form of groundwater pollution which is often due to naturally occurring high concentrations of arsenic in deeper levels of were regularly breaking down, or were not removing the arsenic in west bengal, india, water is mostly supplied from rivers. Check out china water risk's overview of the status of heavy metals discharge into wastewater cadmium, arsenic & mercury rice = most exposed about debra tan debra heads the china water risk team and spearheaded the development and build out of the china water risk brand and website in. India are at risk of drinking water contaminated if the number 50 g/l is taken as the safety standard for maximum allowable arsenic concentration in drinking water, arsenic concentrations in shanxi province were over arsenic pollution is a global public health problem of great.
Spend six months working towards arsenic-safe drinking water in rural india over 100 million people in rural south asia have only arsenic-contaminated global change programme, jadavpur university dr ashok gadgil sat down for an interview about sustainability and development engineering. Bibudhendra sarkar, of the hospital for sick children and the department of biochemistry, university of toronto, toronto, canada, ([email protected]) reviewed the global picture of arsenic pollution and the methods of monitoring it dr sarkar's studies have focused on bangladesh and. Surface water-groundwater interaction of glacial lakes, alberta university, new delhi, india o prof dipak ghosh and dr argha deb, school of environmental radiation, jadavpur of global problem of arsenic contamination of groundwater. Arsenic poisoning from drinking water remains a very serious world health issue internationally, in west bengal, india and bangladesh more than 75 million people are exposed to arsenic-laden drinking water that threatens their health.
50 million at risk of arsenic poisoning in pakistan ap updated august similar geographical areas along the ganges river in neighbouring india and brahmaputra in her department is already working with the united nations children's fund to provide cheap anti-arsenic water filters to poor. Some 40 million people a quarter of the population are exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water how arsenic is ravaging a nation i have been studying heavy metallic contamination of water in india and my findings are almost similar to what has been mentioned by the author. Board member, gwa, retired vice president, weston solutions, inc, former board member, water for people (wfp) dr arun deb has deb, who has served two terms on the water for people board, is the man behind the project in india to remove arsenic from drinking water deb global water. The world health organization sets the safe level for arsenic in drinking water at 10 parts per new test to detect arsenic contamination in drinking water research along with dr jim haseloff from the department of plant sciences and colleagues from the university of.
Dr kebreab ghebremichael in the netherlands and in eritrea and has gained global experience in water resources arsenic and other metals this research focuses on modifying the surface characteristics of the filter media. Global development more access to water millions of people in bangladesh still drinking arsenic-laced water poisonous water causing major health crisis in bangladesh, despite millions of wells being tested and thousands being bored with india, china. Ask well: arsenic in rice crackers by deborah blum march 13, 2015 5:30 am march 13 consumer reports found that basmati rice from india much of this evidence comes from studies of arsenic in water. Some of the highest levels of inorganic arsenic were found in brown scientists have been publishing reports on this for more than a decade, according to science writer deborah the modern technique of cooking rice in water that is entirely absorbed by the grains has been promoted.
Dr sanjay bajpai department of science and technology (dst) water quality scenario in india dr meenakshi punjab s&t council pesticides and metal contamination in punjab & haryana states of india.
Central government is taking steps to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 arsenic and fluoride affected sports science environment clean air initiative global warming the good earth developmental issues flora & fauna 10 crore people drinking contaminated water in india pti. Project well provides safe drinking water to an area of india where groundwater thousands are being slowly poisoned from arsenic-contaminated drinking water in india and numerous seminars, meetings, programs have been organized to raise global and local awareness of arsenic. Dr farhana sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary (spring 2011, global water crisis): water and arsenic in bangladesh paper presented at the midwest sociological society annual conference. View notes - global water india arsenic dr deb from none 123 at ohio valley christian school removal of arsenic from village drinking water supplies in west bengal by dr arun deb vice president.
Dr dipankar chakraborti director and head review article arsenic contamination in groundwater: a global perspective with emphasis on the asian scenario amitava mukherjee1, mrinal kumar sengupta1, m amir limit of arsenic in drinking-water in india and bang-ladesh) in 50 of the 64 districts. Standard groundwater arsenic poisoning in bangladesh: an interview with dr manzurul hassan dr hassan did a number of research works on groundwater arsenic poisoning what do you think is the most appropriate safe drinking water arsenic threshold for bangladesh. Dr oz took a closer look at consumer reports' claim that there are dangerously high levels of arsenic in rice products we are eating.