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Living with disability: High fluoride in water takes its toll on villages in Rajasthan
SAMBHAR: Two cousins, one 18 and the other six, struggling with deformed limbs and stunted growth, and several others, including toddlers and elders, in the joint family coping with frequent joint pains knowing the water they drink could be the reason but doing so anyway because there are no options. That’s the story of not […]India
Are your kids swallowing toothpaste? Read this carefully.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that over 38% of kids aged 3-6 years ingest more toothpaste which consequently put their health in jeopardy. Doctors say toothpaste is indirectly ingesting a harmful chemical called fluoride. The chemical is good to an extent as it prevents bacteria development in teeth and tooth decay. […]India
What happened to promise of fluoride research centre?
Finance and Health Minister T. Harish Rao accused BJP national president J.P. Nadda of failing to fulfil the promises made to the people. “What happened to the promise of ‘fluoride research and mitigation centre’ at Marriguda you made during a visit in 2016 as Union Health Minister? Six years have completed and the Telangana Government […]India
KTR visits 2BHK home of fluoride victim Amshala Swamy, has lunch.
Nalgonda: Amshala Swamy, one of the several people whose lives were thrown off track by the decades-old fluoride issue in Nalgonda, had a special guest for lunch on Thursday. Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao, who toured the Munugode constituency as part of the by-poll campaign, decided to take a small […]India
Poor maintenance of Reverse Osmosis plants: ZP CEOs rapped
BENGALURU: Observing that providing potable water is a fundamental duty of the state and an integral right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution, Upa Lokayukta Justice KN Phaneendra has decided to initiate proceedings to direct the zilla panchayats to ensure functioning and periodic maintenance of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants installed across the state, […]India
Fipronil: Unauthorised use of 4 highly hazardous pesticides, claims report
Note from Fluoride Action Network: See for more information. Structural formula for Fipronil Unapproved use of chlorpyrifos, fipronil, atrazine and paraquat in crops point to non-compliance with national regulation Use of highly hazardous pesticides are approved for use in India for only specific crop-pest combinations. Photo: iStock Safety of agricultural produce and environmental contamination is […]India Pesticides
Arsenic and fluoride contamination in drinking water
Note from FAN: Ministry of Jal Shakti (lit. ‘water power/strength/capabilities’) is a ministry under Government of India which was formed in May 2019 under the second Modi ministry. This was formed by merging of two ministries; Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Ref: Wikipedia Drinking […]India
IIT-Bombay Duo Builds ‘RO Hand Pump’ That Purifies Water Without Electricity
IIT Bombay students Arpit Upadhyay and Mohit Jajoriya have devised an RO hand pump that needs no electricity to generate clean drinking water, aiming to provide equitable access to rural India. IIT-Bombay students Arpit Upadhyay and Mohit Jajoriya needed an out of the box idea for the upcoming Invention Factory programme in May this year. […]India
Fluoride contamination in water major health hazard in Rural Jharkhand
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The term fluorosis has a different meaning in India. According to a good article by the Health Ministry, “Fluorosis is a crippling disease resulted from deposition of fluorides in the hard and soft tissues of body…” It explains the effects on soft tissues. (EC) Health journal Lancet has highlighted how […]India
Granite unit employee helps supply fluoride-free water to slums, colonies
Srihari, who says his family supports him, has devoted his life to public service after struggling through his own difficulties. Gollapudi Srihari donating a laptop to a student. (Photo | Express) ONGOLE: Gollapudi Srihari, a 41-year-old from Chimakurthy, Prakasam district, has been helping the poor, orphans and homeless through Sivam Foundation, a voluntary organisation he […]India