Water and Health
Edited by Alpana Kateja
  • ISBN : 9788131608715
  • year : 2017
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In spite of recent surge of interest in health issues, the impact of water on health has not elicited much attention in the academia. Though fluoride and heavy metals have been fairly researched, literature on nitrate and salinity is scanty; lack of sanitation and its resultant impact on health still remains under researched. One of the reasons for this can be attributed to the existence of diverse forms of contaminations and the variety of risks attached to each one. The present volume focuses on growing threats to health from detrimental pollutants in water, the life giving substance. The book, divided into four sections, incorporates assemblage of diverse ideas in the discourse to take a holistic view of the issue. It benefits from the valuable contributions of environmentalists, medical practitioners, educationists and economists alike. Containing a wide array of empirical analyses and field level case studies, the volume has metamorphosed into an interesting and useful compendium of issues such as pollution caused by pesticide and heavy metals; health impact of contaminants like fluoride, nitrate, and salinity; and lack of safe drinking water and sanitation. The book seeks to attract the attention of academicians and policy makers to the alarming situation and strong actions that need to be taken to save human life and the ecosystem. Contributors A.B. Gupta A.N. Arora Alpana Kateja Anshul Singh Ashu Chaudhary Chitra Choudhary Devesh Sharma Jaishree Kanika Saxena L.N. Mathur Mukta Agrawal Neelam Kothari Nisha Jain P.K. Parchure Pradeep Bhatnagar Priyanka Sharma Ritu Babel Rohit Goyal Sanjukta Saha S.C. Joshi Shruti Jain Sreemoyee Chatterjee Sunil Kumar Gupta Swatantra Kumar Dubey Yasmeen Khan