In these districts, out of 909 fluoride affected sources of water, Fluoride Removal Plants have been set up at 478 spots while 390 borewells have been closed down. Besides, the fluoride affected water of 39 hand pumps in Kondagaon district and two in Gariyaband are not being used for drinking purpose.
The total number of the State’s habitations, where drinking water sources have been found to be contaminated by the presence of excess arsenic, has shot up to 4,118 in 18 districts.
Martinsville currently puts fluoride in its water. City Council Member Gene Teague says after discussing the issue in April, council decided to set it aside from the budget meeting and hold a public hearing.
The town of Duxbury is lowering the amount of fluoride in its drinking water. Chair of the Duxbury Board of Health Doctor David Brumley said the town is lowering the amount to .70 milligrams per liter because of state recommendations.
A new study out of the U.K. proposes that fluoride may be causing thyroid issues, which links to weight gain, depression, fatigue, and more – with scientists warning authorities to refrain from adding the chemical to drinking water for the sake of public health.
Side Effects Of Fluoride In Water Revealed; Researchers Say It May Cause Hypothyroidism, Resulting In Fatigue, Depression, and Weight Gain
According to a research conducted in England, weight gain and depression are likely to be caused due to hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, which is due to presence of exceeding levels of fluoride in the drinking water.
Ground water in 38 per cent of the blocks in West Bengal is contaminated with arsenic and fluoride, according to the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB).
Adding fluoride to water to medicate whole populations is unwise. Elderly patients, especially those with decreased kidney function, are particularly affected by the negative effects of this chemical.
We do not want highly toxic industrial waste dumped in our excellent drinking water. The people of Bolton have made this very clear, over the years.
That has led to plans by the Sindh provincial government to invest 5.4 billion Pakistani rupees ($53 million) in installing 750 solar-powered reverse osmosis water purification plants across the sprawling desert district, to help get safe drinking water to the region’s over 1.5 million people.
The Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued bailable warrant against collectors of Nanded, Chandrapur, Parbhani and Hingoli for failing to file affidavit in reply to a petition of green activists over contaminated water supply in these districts.
The century-long drinking water problem associated with high flouride contamination still persists in an alarmingly high number of 14,132 habitations in 19 Indian States, found the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.