Poison Scare

Published: Friday 28 February 1997

Alarm bells are ringing in Bangladesh following a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO) arsenic contamination is seriously affecting the country. As preventive measures, the effectiveness of household arsenic removal candle filters were field-tested by the public health engineering department. "The problem has developed over a long period of time and it would take a good deal of effort to address it," the WHO representative stated in Dhaka recently.

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