A report `Rajasthan Action Plan on Climate Change' drafted recently by various departments of the state government with the help of TERI has also pointed out that the quality of ground water was a

Once hailed as a boon to health, chlorine is now charged with being carcinogenic, maiming the immune and the reproductive systems.

In May of 1993 the British medical journal The Lancet published a paper by a Danish researcher that linked a global decline in sperm counts in healthy men over the past 50 years to accumulation of

The pulp and paper industry is the world's second largest consumer of chlorine and the greatest source of toxic organochlorine discharges directly into the waterways. Although dozens of mills across

A domestic but prolific generator of organochlorines is the homely dry-cleaning business. Over 90 per cent of alndry-'ters use chlorine-based perchloroethylene (perc) to clean clothes. Some 3

The US Environmental Protection Agency is likely to cut down or ban the production of chlorine and compounds containing it. However, many scientists believe that even were manufacture of

Paper companies: 55 mills now produce totally chlorine free, high-quality bleached pulp. Province of Ontario: Pulp mills must eliminate organachlorine discharges by 2002. British Columbia: