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Holi

फागुन आया उड़ रहा

अबीर और गुलाल
होली में सब मस्त हुए

किसका पूछे हाल

बसंती रंगो मे डूबे

खिला हास परिहास

फागुन में मदमस्त हुए सब

छाया उल्लास
सरसों फूली टेसू महका
खिला हरसिंगार
पीली चुनर ओढ़कर
प्रकृति ने किया श्रृंगार .

Impact of polluted water on health

IMPACT OF POLLUTED WATER ON HEALTH

Although water is life saviour, but in some of the states in India polluted water has caused health hazards and increased number of cancer cases. In rural Punjab water has turned into poison because of excess of pesticides in groundwater. A study has been carried out to see the effects of pesticides on the health of villagers and it has some alarming findings which are as follows.

· Evidence of genetic damage in some cases.
· DNA mutations in 65% of the blood samples.
· Significantly high rate of miscarriages among women and slow growth in children.
· High concentration of heavy metals such as mercury, copper, cadmium, chromium and lead in drinking water. Evidence of these metals entering the food chain.
· Pesticides detected in vegetables, blood as well as human and cattle milk.
· Gastrointestinal skin, eye, dental and bone problems significantly higher in these areas compared with villages not in proximity of drai…