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Safe drinking water for 12 villages with groundwater arsenic

By CRF editor, Apr 14 2019 10:33AM

Thousands of people in Malda district, near the border with Bangladesh, will be protected from a slow, painful death from arsenic poisoning thanks to the support of charity Every Well Water Foundation (EWWF). The UK-based charity is providing funding to run filters on wells in 12 villages for the next three years.

Nine districts in West Bengal have groundwater containing arsenic above the maximum permissible level determined by the World Health Organisation. Chronic arsenic poisoning affects millions of people in the region. Symptoms include weakness, appetite and weight loss, anaemia, and damage to the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Over time many will go on to develop cancer of the skin, lungs, liver and bladder.




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