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Photo feature: climate change worsens arsenic poisoning

Climate change is worsening the decades-long problem of arsenic poisoning in groundwater in Nadia, the West Bengal district with the most victims

In eastern India, overuse of groundwater brought the level of arsenic above the safe limit of 0.05 milligrams per litre. As climate change reduces the rate at which rainwater seeps underground, the arsenic concentration is getting worse…Read More