Atmosphere, earth and water compose the environment. The presence of heavy metals in the environment has grown because of their large employment in some industrial and agricultural activities. Although these metals are terrestrial products, they flow into the sea through effluents and sewage or are directly discharged from industries placed on the seawater front. It should be considered that metals concentrations vary widely according to different seawater latitudes and depths and can be strongly influenced by fresh water discharges from heavily polluted rivers.

This IWMI review documents impacts of arsenic contamination on the food chain and human health in Eastern Ganges basin and calls for urgent new research and long-term monitoring of data to understand and tackle arsenic contamination in the region.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on chloride contamination in drinking water, 01/12/2014.

RANCHI: Many families in Pathalkudwa, a slum area, are living under constant fear of falling prey to skin diseases after high levels of arsenic were detected.

Chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, have been associated with ingestion of drinking water with high levels of inorganic arsenic (over 1000 μg/L). However, associations have been inconclusive in populations with lower levels (

The `Core Committee’ constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India met twice, on 11th July, 2014 at NIH-Roorkee and 26th September, 2014 at CSMRS, New Delhi, and deliberated on issues emerged/emerging out as long-term consequences on uses of arsenic contaminated groundwater for dome

Probiotics if taken regularly have the potential to protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning, a new study says.

Established causes of diabetes do not fully explain the present epidemic. High-level arsenic exposure has been implicated in diabetes risk, but the effect of low-level arsenic exposure in drinking water remains unclear. The researchers sought to determine whether long-term exposure to low-level arsenic in drinking water in Denmark is associated with an increased risk of diabetes using a large prospective cohort.

Presence of fresh water zones below the upper saline layers in the deserts of Jaisalmer, arsenic-free aquifer after the top zone in Bihar and water-bearing aquifer at a depth of 200 metres in the h

RAJSHAHI : Full-fledged implementation of water and sanitation rights in Barind region has become indispensable for the hard-to-reach people as their living and livelihood condition is becoming vul