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Bihar, U.P. & West Bengal are worst affected by arsenic contamination in groundwater, says recent report

0.06 mg per litre. Health impact of arsenic contamination in groundwater The report by the MoWR, RD & GR states that arsenic has been recognized as a toxic element and is considered a human Health Hazard. In this context it is essential to consult the reply given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Lok Sabha on 20th July, 2018 (to unstarred question no. 550). On being questioned whether diseases cause

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NCR needs a plan to tackle summer air pollution

-Hindustan Times The authorities seem to wake up to the Health Hazard only during the winter The air pollution crisis in Delhi and in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now a year-round public health emergency. According to data provided by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi’s air quality on Monday was “very poor” (322); Ghaziabad was also “very poor” (384), and Gurugram was “poor” (2

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India's abject failure on manual scavenging -Partha Pratim Mitra

kers have remained virtually unchanged over the years. Apart from the social stigma that they face, sanitation workers are also exposed to certain health problems by virtue of their occupation. These Health Hazards include exposure to harmful gases, cardiovascular degeneration, musculoskeletal disorders, hepatitis, leptospirosis and skin problems. There have been two legislations concerning this particular occupation.The first — the Employmen

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Uranium Mining in Jharkhand: Radioactive Poisoning Ravaging Lives in Villages -Tarique Anwar

congenital illness and other birth defects in addition to high incidence of infertility, miscarriages and pre-mature deliveries. Now, a pertinent question arises here: why are such large number of Health Hazards being reported from this remote and overlooked corner of the country? While India is dreaming to become energy efficient by 2032 by generating 63 Gigawatts of nuclear power, it is taking a major toll on human lives in a small township of

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Vedanta Plant at Thoothukudi to Be Shut Permanently After Deadly Protests

-TheWire.in Thirteen people were killed while protesting the pollution and Health Hazard caused by the Vedanta group's copper plant. Thoothukudi: Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O. Panneerselvam asserted on May 28 that the government will take resolute steps for the permanent closure of Vedanta group’s copper plant here. “Today, the main demand of the people is that the copper plant should be permanently closed. In keeping with

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Dr. Samir Chaudhuri, paediatrician and founder of Child in Need Institute (CINI), interviewed by Civil Society News (New Delhi)

hips. * But are reinforced foods the solution to the nutrition problem we face in this country? We have a malnutrition problem. Obesity is a type of malnutrition. So is undernutrition. Both are Health Hazards. But the point is that malnutrition starts from conception. Even now 22 to 25 percent of our children are born with low birth weight. Around 20 to 25 percent of children are also obese. So India is suffering from the two faces of malnutr

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The Invisible Majority -Vedeika Shekhar

ants are more likely to be paid less than male migrants and non-migrant women. In addition to low pay and inhuman working conditions, low-skilled women migrants often get work that is saddled with Health Hazards. According to a study by Cividep, garment workers in Bengaluru, comprising 90 per cent women migrants, often suffer from “respiratory illness, tuberculosis, ergonomic problems like back pain, mental health problems such as depression&

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Kiran Bedi Links Distribution of Free Rice to Sanitation, Then Backs Off -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

explain the rationale behind further depriving the marginalised, she said: “The communication under comment is an expression of my serious intent and concern about addressing the root causes of Health Hazards in rural areas and to compel performance of community and administrative leadership.” She went on to add that to avoid misreading of this intention and in view of the forthcoming commitment made by the Union Territory government th

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Dealing with the residue -Ajay Vir Jakhar

-The Indian Express Curbing stubble burning is about inducing behavioural changes in farmers. Given that crop residue burning has an environmental footprint and poses Health Hazards, one needs to be cautious while evaluating the Centre’s policy to mitigate the crisis. But there is also an urgent need for such an evaluation. The Centre has allocated Rs 1,050 crore to the states where crop residue burning poses a pollution hazard. The Unio

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Malnutrition India's biggest Health Hazard, air pollution a close second -Jayashree Nandi

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Child and maternal malnutrition continues to be the biggest Health Hazard in India since 1990, while deteriorating air quality came a close second, according to a recent report in one of the world's oldest medical journals. The report published in the Lancet journal has found that besides malnutrition and rising air pollution, dietary risks, high systolic blood pressure and diabetes were other major risk factors

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