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Clinical investigations of skeletal fluorosis in children of Manga Mandi in Pakistan.
Abstract In July 2000 about 124 children were detected suffering from skeletal fluorosis at Manga Mandi near Lahore. They were drinking high fluoride (maximum level 29 ppm) containing water. We have studied various biochemical parameters in serum, including alkaline phosphatase, calcium and inorganic phosphorus. These levels were compared with the levels of those children who […]Pakistan
A map of natural fluoride in drinking water in Pakistan.
Abstract AIM: The assessment of fluoride levels in domestic water supplies in Pakistan. METHOD: Water samples were collected from sources supplying the majority of the population: taps in places where piped water supply was available, tube-wells, boreholes and wells in rural areas, and stream water where appropriate. RESULTS: Analysis of 987 water supplies showed that […]Pakistan
Killed by lethal waste
It has taken the unfortunate deaths of three young children for Karachi’s administration to realize that the city has factories which are polluting the living environment to such an extent that people are dying because of the contamination. Two four-year-olds and one six-year-old child died when they happened to chance upon a powder which they […]Pakistan
Bone disease spurs Pakistan to environmental action
Water supplies tainted with excessive levels of fluoride in the village of Kalalanwala, Pakistan, may be the cause of a bone disease. The right to a clean environment is an alien concept in Pakistan, a nation of 135 million people. Although laws exist to control pollution and environmental degradation, enforcement remains weak in a cash-strapped […]Pakistan
Lahore: Fluoride Tainted Water Cripples Villagers
LAHORE, Pakistan, (Sep. 7) IPS – Scores of children in this region of lush, green rice paddies are undergoing surgery for a crippling bone disease alleged to have been caused by industrial pollution of groundwater, in what is shaping up to be a major public health disaster. Even as the government denies that there is […]Pakistan