4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The book, “Poisons in Our Environment” is a “Research-based” publication having the data (including contaminants in different environment segments), of 38 sites in the country’s three provinces, collected by the SDPI team, not only under the Author’s supervision & guidance but also in his presence at each of the visited sites.
There is no commercial interest at all in writing and publishing this book. Author’s motivation to continue work on it has been the hazardous sites & the exposure, resulting in the deteriorating environment and public health, especially that of children. It is very likely that this publication would sensitize national policy-makers as well as national and international donors for addressing this rapidly growing most alarming issue in Pakistan as well as across the world.
All data described and discussed in the foregoing pages were acquired through field survey work by SDPI Team at sites, the analytical/laboratory tests reports on the samples collected at sites, of soil, solid/semi-solid wastes, drinking, surface/sub-surface water and through meetings /interviews with the affected local residents at sites and the stakeholders (government, industry, civil society & others). Chapter one also provides the summarized last more than 25 years reported/published research in the three provinces on the hazardous wastes/waste sites issue – a reliable/creditable baseline reference data, for future work. The author has used some innovative approaches in chapters 2, 3 & 4, in describing and discussing the collected data to sensitize readers about the alarming situation. The last chapter describes “Way Forward” including overall findings of the study as well as the views expressed and the suggestions given by some of the stakeholders and the civil society possible leading proactive role in addressing the issue.
At the twilight of his carrier, the publication is Author’s humble gift on SDPI’s 28th anniversary.
Wed, Aug 12, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (PKT); 1100 hrs.(GMT); 0100 hrs. (EST)
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