By Abida Farooqi
This publication offers an up to date evaluate of arsenic and fluoride toxins of soil and groundwater in Pakistan. It contains the author’s doctoral dissertation on Lahore as a case research and describes the mechanism of toxins at the foundation of the findings in that sector. The booklet highlights the concrete scenario in Pakistan – together with the severity of the matter, its well-being results and the dangers posed to the folks residing in affected parts through those significant pollution– and issues out crucial study parts that decision for instant consciousness. As such, it attracts cognizance to the necessity for administration concepts within the affected parts and gives a useful reference paintings on Pakistan for college kids and researchers alike.
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WEDC, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 25–29 Oct 2004, pp 459–466 Akram S (1997) Arsenic problem. Daily Sangbad of Bangladesh Arain MB, Kazi TG, Baig JA, Jamali MK, Afridi HI, Jalbani N, Sarfraz RA, Shah AQ, Kandhro GA (2009a) Respiratory effects in people exposed to arsenic via the drinking water and tobacco smoking in southern part of Pakistan. Sci Tot Environ 407: 5524–5530 Arain MB, Kazi TG, Baig JA, Jamali MK, Afridi HI, Shah AQ, Jalbani N, Sarfraz RA (2009b) Determination of arsenic levels in lake water, sediment, and foodstuff from selected area of Sindh, Pakistan: estimation of daily dietary intake.
Samples from 21 wells had As contamination level >50 μg/L and these wells were all found in urban areas while rest of wells containing less than 50 μg/L were found in outside the urban areas. A study conducted by Farooqi et al. (2007a, b) in eastern part of the Punjab province reported high As concentrations in water. In ﬁrst attempt, Kalalanwala and Kot Asadullah, two small villages of the area, were selected for assessment of As contamination in water. The results reported arsenic concentrations range from 32 to 1,900 μg/L in the analyzed groundwater samples.
2008). Southern Punjab has also been reported under the influence of arsenic contamination and a study conducted by Nickson et al. (2005) reported a high concentration of arsenic in the urban areas of District Muzaffargarh however, the concentration in the rural areas was found within permissible limits and this low arsenic level was attributed less pollution level in the rural areas. In conclusion, ground and surface water of most areas especially urban and industrial areas are under the high influence of Arsenic contamination and population exposed to this contamination has serious threats to their health.
Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination: A Pakistan Perspective by Abida Farooqi