Water Contamination: A Growing Epidemic

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The longest and second largest tributary of India's sacred Ganges river, the Yamuna is a quintessential example of the high level of contamination in large bodies of water by untreated sewage in India..

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Sewage Complications

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Disease in Contaminated Water

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Huff Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/india-river-pollution-sewage_n_2810213.html

Times Live: http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/03/05/eighty-percent-of-untreated-indian-sewage-landing-in-rivers

New York Times: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/government-pledges-to-clean-up-yamuna-river-again/

Ganges Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganges

CSE Excreta: http://www.cseindia.org/userfiles/aagd2013_report.pdf

[1] Hodgkin, J. and Partridge, F.A. "Caenorhabditis elegans meets microsporidia: the nematode killers from Paris." 2008. PLoS Biology 6:2634-2637.

Authored for BIOL 291.00 Health Service and Biomedical Analysis, taught by Joan Slonczewski, 2016, Kenyon College.