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Published Date: Aug 24, 2020

Poisons in our environment

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Reviewers include:

Dr. Abid Qaiyum SuleriExecutive Director, SDPI, Islamabad. Pakistan

Dr. Vaqar AhmedJoint Executive Director, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan

SDPI Distinguished Panel   

Mr. Syed Abu Ahmad Akif (Pakistan)Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission; Past Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan 

Ms. Yao Lingling (China), All-China Environment Federation (ACEF), Beijing

Dr. Lilian Corra (Argentina)International Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE)

Dr. Roland Weber (Germany)POPs (Chemicals) Environmental Consulting 

Prof. Babajida I. Alo (Nigeria), Distinguished Professor (CENHURD)Lagos University

Dr. Joe DiGangi (presently S/Korea), International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)

Dr. Darryl Luscombe (Canada)Consultant Hazardous Chemicals Issues 

Dr. Yuyun Ismawati Drwiega (Indonesia), S/Advisor & co-founder Nexus3

Dr. Jindrich Petrlik (Czech Republic), Executive Director, Arnica-Toxics.

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Dedicated to
Despite their Professional Excellence and Popularity, also share “GREATER” part of the Household, Elderly and Children Responsibilities, than their Husbands and Brothers. 
Book Introduction: 
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.