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Asia

Don’t Drink the Water

The country of Bangladesh is facing a severe public health crisis because of contaminated drinking water. What was once a model for public health campaigns has now become a major problem as the arsenic levels in the water from newly constructed wells is much higher than that found in the surface water. This has become a major problem for the public health forces as they affects of arsenic poisoning are so systemic and slow to appear.


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