World Environment Day is observed annually on June 5th to commemorate the importance of conserving our environment from the many threats it faces. For India, World Environment Day offers a valuable opportunity to recognise one of the major issues confronting the nation: its poor environmental health, ranked as the worst in the world in the […]
When 240 million people took a dip in the mighty Ganga river during in Prayag between January 4th and March 14th this year, it should have been a clean exercise if officials were to be believed. With a whopping budget of Rs 4,200 crore allocated to organising the festival, the BJP government claimed that it […]
Drinking water contaminated with arsenic could potentially lead to thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber in young adults, according to a study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. The damage is often only revealed over elongated periods of time, with individuals typically being chronically exposed to a low-level dose. This is the case […]
How can India expect to substantially improve public health when pollutants such as arsenic are commonly found in water supplies?