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Major Rivers in Pakistan Contaminated by Substantial Water Pollution, Study Reveals

Only 8% of country’s total municipal wastewater and 1% of industrial wastewater are treated before they are discharged into rivers; The Chenab exhibited highest concentrations of toxic beyond safe limits JUL 6, 2018 (BE2C2): A China-Pakistan joint study reveals three Pakistani rivers are suffering from substantial water contamination. Potentially toxic elements (PTE) were discovered, sourced from raw sewage and industrial effluent, which could spell negative health effects for the country‚Äôs citizens while also adversely affecting flora and fauna, says the study report Water & Wastes Digest. Researchers utilized spectroscopy toRead More


Arsenic In Pakistan’s Ground Water: Toxic Concerns In Region Infamous For Deformities

Arsenic in drinking water threatens up to 60 million in Pakistan; The WHO has established an Arsenic level of 10 micrograms per liter as the permissible concentration in drinking water. In Pakistan, the government says that 50 micrograms per liter is acceptable, according to a BBC Report. MASROOR GILANI; May 12, 2018 — Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people. Too weak to carry hisRead More