Letter to the editor of a newspaper about the Arsenic problem and solution
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the Arsenic problem and solution of this serious problem.
2 March 2020
The Bangladesh Observer,
I shall be very happy if you kindly publish the following letter in your esteemed daily.
Jalal Uddin Chowdhury 18/A. Elephant Road, Dhaka
In our day to day life,e we are experiencing a new kind of problem. Our environment is facing new pollution. Arsenic pollution is one of them. It is one of the big problems in our country. Arsenic pollution is causing serious harm to our life. It is found in water especially in tubewell water. By drinking this water people of this locality are suffering a lot. It causes sore in the fingers or in any other part of the body. By drinking water polluted by arsenic people of the whole village get diseased in various ways. Some times the returns into gangrene and then to cancer.
So arsenic pollution is a great threat to our daily life. At present, there is no medical treatment or medicine that can prevent serious arsenic pollution. The bad effect of arsenic can not be described in words. It is poison. If it gets mixed in the human body this or that way, they are sure to suffer in life. So we should take the utmost care and guard against this poison. We should find out the remedy to this problem. First of all, we should drink water from a safe source that contains no arsenic.
Tubewells need to be tested to separate the safe from the unsafe. Safe tube wells should be painted green color. And unsafe ones should be painted red color. Sufficient tube wells should be set up which are free from arsenic and bacteria. Surface water in pond and river is free from arsenic and so it can be used after a process of purification. Rainwater should be collected for drinking in the bacteria-free container. Water should be boiled to rem0ve arsenic. A healthy balanced diet containing fish and vegetables should be eaten. Food containing vitamins A, C and E should be taken.