Thursday, April 10, 2003
Indian villagers are being poisoned by water that contains very high concentrations of fluoride.
This form of poisoning causes premature aging, blindness as well as permanent damage to joints + bones.
In the southern India state of Andhra Pradesh 600 villages and 300,000 people are affected by excess fluoride in the underground water and 10,000 people are totally crippled.
Plans exist to bring clean water from the river Krishna but progress with tackling this vast problem has been slow.
Find out more by visiting the Fluoride Action Network website.
Posted 11:38 am by Matt Prescott