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Published on Thursday, 14 May 2015

Bangladesh study reveals pollution concerns

Written by Brett Mathews

DHAKA  The high price being paid by Bangladesh for the rapid growth of its textile dyeing and finishing sector is illustrated in new findings from researchers in Dhaka who discovered high levels of the heavy metals Cr (chromium) and Cd (cadmium) in textile effluent samples. The cadmium, collected from the Savar, Ashulia and Tongi areas in the North West of the capital, exceeded permissible World Health Organisation levels. The researchers sounded a particularly ominous warning about the "huge amount of cadmium entering into the fresh water" in the studied areas, noting that "since, it has previously been reported that the ... weekly intake of cadmium by rice is very high in Bangladesh, such incidence may cause serious health problems in near future."


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