Arsenic poisoning Current Affairs, GK & News
The minister of state of Jal Shakti Shri Ratan Lal Kataria recently provided a written reply about Arsenic affected habitations in the country. According to him, the arsenic affected habitations in the country has increased by 145 % in the last 5 years. Highlights In 2015, the number of arsenic affected habitations were 1800. This ..
The largest number of arsenic affected people in India is found in West Bengal where 83 blocks in 8 districts have groundwater contaminated by Arsenic. As of March 2017, total number of arsenic-affected people in the country is about 1.48 crore. Of these, 1.04 crore arsenic affected people live in West Bengal. Second and Third ..
Topics: Aquifers • Arsenic • Arsenic contamination of groundwater • Arsenic poisoning • Arsenic trioxide • Chemical elements • Chemistry • Hepatotoxins • Physical sciences • Water chemistry • Water pollution
Over thousands of years, arsenic has been washing down from the Himalayas with the Ganga water as sediment. In the plains, this arsenic has been leaching into the ground. It remained within permissible limits and did no harm till around the 1970s when, concerned over deaths in the Gangetic belt caused mainly by the unhygienic ..