ARSENIC DISASTER

 
Published: Tuesday 31 July 2001

-- Steps must be taken immediately to prevent mass poisoning caused by arsenic contaminated well water in Bangladesh, warns a new report. Arsenic Crisis Today, Strategy for Tomorrow , the report by Tokyo-based UN University calls for a coordinated international response including educating people at risk. The World Health Organisation says that lung and gall bladder cancer have been frequently reported among people drinking arsenic contaminated water.

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