Worst mass poisoning in history ?

In Health on June 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm

One chanced across an article on  the Arsenic poisoning through drinking water in Bangladesh. It is an horrifying fact that 77 million Bangladeshis, which is more than half of the population, are exposed to toxic levels of Arsenic. As we all know, Arsenic toxicity causes lot of serious medical problems including multiple organ failure and resultant death.

The cause of concern in this case is that, to a large extent, it is self inflicted man made disaster. Deep wells, without testing the arsenic contents, were provided to avoid contaminated shallow surface water, such callous and negligent attitude is non-pardonable to say the least.

We must wake up to the miseries and sufferings of our fellow human beings. Concerted global efforts are an absolute essential to overcome this mass poisoning which has been very aptly termed by WHO  as world’s worst mass poisoning in history surpassing the Bhopal and Chernobyl disasters.

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