Arsenic has been discovered in Pakistan’s water supply. Mixed with water and being consumed by humans, it has dangerous effects on the human body.

Especially when Arsenic of such high concentration is present in drinking water!

Public Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) published a study which showed that only 72% of water schemes in Pakistan are functional. Out of those functional water schemes around 84% of the supplied water is unfit for consumption.

The team of experts collected 1200 samples (3-70-meter-deep wells) from all over Pakistan and it revealed shocking results.

Contaminated water is found in almost all parts of the country. Around 60 million people use five times higher arsenic water (50 micrograms per liter) than the ones in WHO territory.

Around 200 micrograms of arsenic content were found along river Indus. However, as per WHO, the recommended limit for Arsenic is 10 micrograms per liters of water.

A public health engineer at WHO, Richard Johnston, says, “It’s a reminder that arsenic remains a serious public health threat in drinking water”.

Charles Harvey, a hydrogeologist at MIT says, “People should be aware that water in their well has a high amount of arsenic”.

A recent study carried out by students of (NUST) National University of Sciences and Technology showed overall Water Quality Index of Faisalabad district.

The map showed that most of Faisalabad is suffering from very poor quality of water, which is bad for the health of its citizens.

Let’s hope Pakistan gets out of this situation as soon as possible and live a healthy and better life.

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Contributed by: Sakina Haider