Mechanism of Arsenic and Fluoride Release: A Case Study from Lahore and Kasur, Punjab Pakistan

A. Study Background and Sampling for Water and Soil Samples
B. Environmental Isotopes
  • Abida Farooqi


Groundwater pollution in Pakistan, Kasur district, was first officially noted in July 2000, when a newspaper reported that residents of Kalalanwala village suffered from a mysterious bone disease (22nd July, 2000 Dawn, Jang, The News). The serious nature of the problem attracted the attention of domestic and international media (The Nation, July 2000). Around 8 years ago the world media including BBC rushed to highlight the cases of bone deformation among children. Some severe cases were brought to hospitals in Lahore city. Some were operated and some treated in the outdoor. The government agencies provided alternate source of water supply.


Groundwater Sample Dissolve Organic Nitrogen Sulfur Isotope Sulfur Isotopic Composition Lithium Borate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesQuiad-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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