By Abida Farooqi
This ebook offers an up to date assessment of arsenic and fluoride pollutants of soil and groundwater in Pakistan. It contains the author’s doctoral dissertation on Lahore as a case research and describes the mechanism of pollutants at the foundation of the findings in that zone. The publication highlights the concrete state of affairs in Pakistan – together with the severity of the matter, its wellbeing and fitness results and the dangers posed to the folk dwelling in affected parts by way of those significant pollution– and issues out crucial examine components that decision for fast realization. As such, it attracts cognizance to the necessity for administration innovations within the affected parts and provides a invaluable reference paintings on Pakistan for college students and researchers alike.
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The area is mainly recharged by those two rivers during monsoon season; however, the recharge from the rivers has diminished, since canal irrigation started in the 17th century (Greenman et al. 1967). Canal water seeps into the surrounding aquifer to cause dangerously high concentration of dissolved salts in the surface and shallow soils and water. Groundwater Fig. 2 Geological map of Pakistan. 2 Geological and Geographical Settings of Study Area containing sodium bicarbonate, with the passage of time, has given rise to soils with very high exchangeable sodium percentages which are very unsuitable against mechanical disturbance.
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United Kingdom: Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Department of Public Health Engineering, British Geological Survey Farooqi A, Masuda H, Firdous N (2007a) Toxic fluoride and arsenic contaminated groundwater in the Lahore and Kasur districts, Punjab, Pakistan and possible contaminant sources. Environ Pollut 145:839–849 Farooqi A, Masuda H, Kusakabe M, Naseem M, Firdous N (2007b) Distribution of highly arsenic and fluoride contaminated groundwater from east Punjab, Pakistan, and the controlling role of anthropogenic pollutants in the natural hydrological cycle.
Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination: A Pakistan Perspective by Abida Farooqi