Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination

A Pakistan Perspective

  • Abida Farooqi

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an up-to-the-minute overview of arsenic and fluoride pollution of soil and groundwater in Pakistan. It includes the author’s doctoral dissertation on Lahore as a case study and describes the mechanism of pollution on the basis of the findings in that area. The book highlights the concrete situation in Pakistan – including the severity of the problem, its health effects and the risks posed to the people living in affected areas by these two major pollutants– and points out essential research areas that call for immediate attention. As such, it draws attention to the need for management strategies in the affected areas and offers a valuable reference work on Pakistan for students and researchers alike.

Keywords

Arsenic Fluoride Groundwater Pollution Soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Abida Farooqi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesQuiad-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2298-9
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2297-2
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2298-9
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