Issue Date: Sep 30, 2008
Studies indicate an urgent need to map areas that have selenium-rich soil because the element has been linked to aridity there. A study
published in the September issue of Journal of Environmental Management revealed that food grains from some arid regions in Northern
India had high selenium.
For the study, researchers from the National University of Singapore and Maharshi Dayanand University in Haryana collected food grains from
Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana and tested the selenium content in them. They found that while extremely dry areas like
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