Arsenic and Fluoride Contamination
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, Fatima Jinnah Women University and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. She teaches courses in Ground and surface Water Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Environmental Analytical Techniques and Environmental Chemistry. Abida Farooqi is Environmental Geochemist, focusing on arsenic and fluoride pollution and its remedial measures in Pakistan. She is involved in several research projects related to arsenic and fluoride pollution at National and International level.
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