Dangerous Waters

About 40 million people in Bangladesh—1/4 of the population—are exposed to drinking water containing arsenic, leading to as many as 43,000 deaths each year.
But this public health crisis, considered one of the world’s largest, is little known outside of scientific circles, and is often met with complacency or hopelessness inside Bangladesh. Even though scientists agree that drilling deeper wells would solve most of the contamination, the political will to execute such projects does not exist.
Source: Undark

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