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Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater ‘alarmingly high’: study

LAHORE: Levels of arsenic in the groundwater of eastern Pakistan are "alarmingly high" and pose a significant health hazard to tens of millions of people who drink the water, researchers said on Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances is the first to create a comprehensive map of arsenic in the groundwater across Pakistan, and follows earlier, smaller studies that showed high arsenic levels in some places. Groundwater samples were taken from nearly 1,200 sites throughout the country, and researchers used a…