Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination: A Pakistan Perspective by Abida FarooqiArsenic and Fluoride Contamination: A Pakistan Perspective by Abida Farooqi

Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination: A Pakistan Perspective

byAbida Farooqi

Paperback | July 9, 2015

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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.
Abida Farooqi received her Ph.D. from the Earth Sciences Department of Osaka City University in 2007 on the Geochemistry of Arsenic and Fluoride and its mechanism. Currently she is Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Previously she was a faculty at the Environmental Sciences Department, ...
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Title:Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination: A Pakistan PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:147 pagesPublished:July 9, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8132222970

ISBN - 13:9788132222972

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Table of Contents

1. Arsenic and Fluoride pollution in water and soil.- 2. Status of As and F- groundwater and soil pollution in Pakistan.- 3. Mechanism of Arsenic and Fluoride release: A case study from Lahore and Kasur, Punjab Pakistan.- 4. Case study.- 5. Sources of Pollution Discussions: Case study.- 6. Arsenic health Risk assessment.- 7. Remedies of arsenic problem and Environmental legislation in Pakistan regarding Arsenic.