By Abida Farooqi

This booklet provides an up to date evaluate of arsenic and fluoride pollutants of soil and groundwater in Pakistan. It contains the author’s doctoral dissertation on Lahore as a case examine and describes the mechanism of pollutants at the foundation of the findings in that zone. The booklet highlights the concrete scenario in Pakistan – together with the severity of the matter, its healthiness results and the dangers posed to the folk residing in affected components via those significant pollution– and issues out crucial learn components that decision for fast recognition. As such, it attracts awareness to the necessity for administration techniques within the affected components and provides a beneficial reference paintings on Pakistan for college students and researchers alike.

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1967). 38 Quaternary sediments, mainly of alluvial and deltaic origins, occur over large parts of the Indus Plain of Pakistan, predominantly in Punjab Province. These sediments have some similarities to those of the As affected aquifers in Bangladesh and West Bengal, being Quaternary sediments derived from Himalayan source rocks. However, the Indus basin is in arid climate comprising greater prevalence of older Pleistocene deposits including eolian sediments and is dominated by aerobic conditions of unconfined groundwater aquifers (Mahmood et al.

Food Chem 112:520–524 Shah MT, Danishwar S (2003) Potential fluoride contamination in the drinking water of Naranji area, northwest frontier province, Pakistan. Environ Geochem Health 25:475–481 Sial RA, Chaudhary MF, Abbas ST, Latif MI, Khan AG (2006) Quality of effluents from Hattar Industrial Estate. J Zhejiang Univ Sci 7:974–980 Smedley PL, Nicolli HB, Macdonald DMJ, Barros AJ, Tullio JO (2002) Hydrogeochemistry of arsenic and References other inorganic constituents in groundwaters from La Pampa.

2009a, b) Nafees et al. (2011) Muhammad et al. (2010) concentration of 942 μg/L. Among agricultural sources, Arain et al. (2009a, b) pointed out that extensive application of inorganic As herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides would be the source of As pollution. Farooqi et al. (2007a, b) also pointed out that pesticides in the form of calcium arsenate, arsenic acid, lead arsenate and sodium arsenate are the major contributor of As in local water bodies. Another source from agriculture is the use of arsenic fertilizers such as di ammonium phosphate (DAP) which contains water soluble As (Farooqi et al.

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