The World Bank is providing support to the government of Bangladesh to increase the supply of safe water in rural areas, reports UNB.

The LGRD and cooperatives minister, Syed Ashraful Islam, told the parliament on Tuesday athat Tk 23.50 crore had been allocated for mosquito control for Dhaka city corporations this year.

Rural communities where residents rely on wells are at particular risk, as contaminants in the groundwater become more concentrated with less water available to dilute them, top state health offici

North Carolina state officials defended their oversight of coal ash ponds on Wednesday, a day after a second leak was found to be threatening a river already tainted by toxic sludge from a spill ea

Statement of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2560 for 10th February, 2014, asked by Dr. Chandan Mitra regarding presence of heavy metals in cosmetic products.

The waste material dredged out from Hussainsagar and dumped at the abandoned stone quarries in Gajularamaram have been found to be toxic and a serious health hazard.

The report ‘A Concept Note on Geogenic Contamination of Ground Water In India with a Special note on Nitrate’ intends to serve as a national compilation of all relevant information on major geogenic contaminants reported in India.

Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene.

Major firms outsource job to small units which release effluents unscientifically
It is feared that closing down polluting electroplating industries may render hundreds of workers jobless.

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will close down around 50 electroplating industries in Peenya industrial area and its surrounding areas alone in another two months. This is being done because of the environmental threat they pose, especially to surrounding residential areas.

The World Bank has approved a $500 million credit for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) project in four low income states -- UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam.