Arsenic pollution of Bangladesh

Question:

  1. What is arsenic pollution?
  2. How fatal is it?
  3. What should we do the get rid of it?
  4. What should the government do in this respect?

Answer: arsenic pollution is a serious health hazard. It is caused by drinking tube-well water containing arsenic. Thousands of people in Bangladesh are suffering from arsenic poisoning. Arsenic poisoning is a slow process. It is due to the gradual build-up nature of the poison in the human body. It causes sores in the body, and abdominal pain. Eyes become red, tears fall down from eyes and skin is exploded. It many also cause problem in liver, kidney and lungs. We can get rid of arsenic by drinking arsenic free water; by drinking rain-water; by eating healthy balanced diet; by filtering the arsenic polluted water; by drinking the deep tube well water.