Low-Cost Technology Can Improve Health of Millions in Bangladesh

Universities collaborate on treatment to remove arsenic from drinking water

University of California–Berkley students explain their project to one of the hundreds who attended a sustainable design expo in April.

By Nancy L. Pontius
Special Correspondent

Littleton, Colorado — Currently, more than 50 million Bangladeshi citizens are being slowly poisoned as they drink contaminated well water that contains arsenic at levels up to 100 times those set by international health guidelines, studies have shown.

“This has been called the largest mass poisoning in human history for over 10 years, and no one has solved it yet,” Susan Amrose Addy, a doctoral candidate at the University of California (UC)–Berkeley, told America.gov. Read Full Article