Exposure to arsenic-contaminated drinking water during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight and fetal loss, and there is concern that the infants' development may be affected. The researchers conducted a large population-based study of nutritional supplementation with 4,436 pregnant women in Matlab, Bangladesh, an area of high-arsenic

The supply of Palar drinking water, allegedly contaminated by mixing of sewage, has affected several dozen families in East Tambaram.

High fluoride level in drinking water causes different kinds of toxicosis in humans and animals. The present investigation was undertaken to observe different forms of enamal mottling in mature and immature domestic animals consuming water containing fluoride below the maximum permissible level.

K.Lakshmi and Kannal Achuthan

A project to strengthen weak points identified in sewer network across the city under discussion

HEALTH HAZARD : Sewage overflows in Kanniappa Colony near Tondiarpet market.

CHENNAI: The problem of sewage overflow and contamination of drinking water poses health hazards in a few localities in the city and its suburbs.

Hyderabad Dec 8: Several areas in the rich coastal Godavari districts are facing a threat of losing drinking water supply because of oil exploration in the Krishna-Godavari basin.

Learning experience: School students watch water-testing methods being demonstrated at an awareness programme in Salem on Friday.

KRISHNAGIRI: Contamination of piped drinking water is 71 per cent, according to a study conducted jointly by the IIT Chennai and Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur.Dr. Ligy Philip, Associate Professsor, and Dr. Indumathy, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Chennai, led the study team.

SALEM: A group of five school students from Sri Sarada Vidhyalaya Girls Higher Secondary School carried out a study on the drinking water supplied by the Salem Corporation and found large presence of harmful bacteria in it.

Learning experience: School students participating in a water quality and surveillance programme in Udhagamandalam on Wednesday.


Jeyanthai, medical officer, has advised the people to boil water before drinking

OVER 50 persons at a village near Palani began vomiting and suffered from diarrhoea after drinking water mixed with sewage.
Vilvanatham village is situated in the constituency of Government Whip Chakrapani. The president of the village panchayat is Bhuvaneswari Subramanian.