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Safe food production from contaminated soils

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article image WHEN WE study other nations, especially about the life spams we come to know that average life of other peoples is far longer than ours. Survey reports that average life span in America is 78.74 while in Pakistan it is about 66.44. Our life expectancy is not good due to actually poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits and just plain poverty while these factors are mostly absent or minute in other developed nations. In our country no. of doctors for…Read More

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

PINSTECH cleared in contaminated injections case

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Supreme Court has disposed of a suo motu case regarding the alleged supply of cancer-diagnostic injections by the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH). The court, after examining the committee’s report, observed the news report was not based on the correct appreciation of the relevant facts’. "In any case, it has served a purpose i.e. on intervention of the Court, PINSTECH had the allegations inquired into and the findings referred…Read More

Effects of contaminated water

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article image A WATER contaminant is a substance which is found in water that has the potential to pose a risk to public health at certain levels. Some contaminants occur naturally in the environment and seep into water sources through erosion. Unfortunately, many of the contaminants found in water are a result of human activities the industrial wastes from factories, refineries, mines and mills all contain harmful substances which can contaminate water sources. Agriculture also plays a part in the…Read More

Say no to foods contaminated with parasites!

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article image Dr. Urfa Bin Tahir and Dr. Muhammad Sohail SajidFOOD BY definition is any substance either flora or fauna that when consumed provides nutritional support for the body in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. It contains nutrients inevitable for life, such as fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, or vitamins. Since ancient times, people secured food through two methods - hunting and stocking - that are still being practiced. Today, food industry has become the most…Read More