Can these beads stop 'history's biggest mass poisoning'?



The beads of resin may not look like much but they could save hundreds of thousands of at-risk people in Bangladesh and parts of India.
Human Rights Watch says up to 20 million people are at risk from arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh.
Millions have already suffered from what the World Health Organisation calls "the biggest mass poisoning in human history".
Millions of "tube-wells" have been dug across Bangladesh since the 1940s. The simple pumps were rolled out across the country by the government and NGOs from the 1970s onwards as a way of delivering cost-effective... read more

 
17 October 2017 in Business, Views: 84
Source: BBC
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