Tag: Arsenic

Arsenic contaminated water cause of cancer

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STAFF REPORT KHI: It is alarming that arsenic-laced water is being consumed in the city, which is one of the major causes of cancer, said Dr Zafar Fatmi, an environmental health expert and associate professor at Aga Khan University. Dr. Fatmi was speaking at a seminar recently organised by the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) to mark the World Water Day. He explained how arsenic contamination has greatly affected human health and said failure to provide…Read More

Arsenic, lead increasing in Indus River water

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Amount of arsenic and lead is increasing in the water of Indus River at an alarming stage, reveals a recent independent research. About 70 water samples were collected from 70 different locations of upper Indus basin, glaciated valleys, and nallas from Gilgit/Biltistan. Highest sampling elevation was 4683 m near Khunjrab Pass by lowest about 76 m after Hyderabad city, the report said. At 24 places water coming from glaciated valley or nalas showed…Read More