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Evidence on the association between colorectal cancer and exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water is inconsistent. Researchers assessed long-term exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs), the most prevalent group of chlorination by-products, to evaluate the association with colorectal cancer.

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Chemicals in Ground Water, 15/12/2016. As reported by the Uttar Pradesh State into the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, there are 200 fluoride, 262 arsenic, one iron, one nitrate and 82 salinity affected habitations which are yet to be provided safe drinking water.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Clean drinking water for arsenic affected areas, 12/12/2016.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Nav Yuvak Ajay Ekta Samiti & Others Vs. Hindustan Copper Limited & Others dated 06/12/2016 regarding groundwater pollution in Balaghat due to mining activities.

The quality of drinking water and bathing water, and the effectiveness of waste water treatment across the European Union continues to improve, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

The quality of drinking water and bathing water, and the effectiveness of waste water treatment across the European Union continues to improve, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Community Drinking Water Purification Plants, 24/11/2016. With the recommendation of NITI Aayog, Government of India had provided funds to the tune of Rs 800 crore for installation of community drinking water purification plants in arsenic and fluoride affected habitations so that 8 to 10 litres per capita per day of safe water for drinking and cooking purposes is made available to the affected population as a short term measure.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Doaba Paryavaran Samiti Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 07/09/2016 regarding contaminated water being supplied to the residential area of village in District Bagpat and six other districts. National Green Tribunal directs all hand pumps which have contaminated water to be removed and the authorities will ensure that potable drinking water is being provided to all the villages where the contaminated water has been found, regularly and without default.

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