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A Toxics-Free Future


Toxics Link Director Ravi Agarwal on "Satyamev Jayate" Telecast

Ravi Agarwal, director of IPEN Participating Organization Toxics Link, on “Satyamev Jayate" telecast:
Satyamev Jayate, National Channel, Star TV July 22, 2012

The theme of the episode was "Water: Every Drop Counts" hosted by Amir Khan. Ravi Agarwal explained how polluting the water with toxic wastes, especially lead, can be dangerous to health. Farmers grow their crops using the polluted river water. When we consume those vegetables and fruits, the toxicities enter our system and can affect motor co-ordination in children and even foetuses. The current generation’s lack of concern has already begun to affect the next generation. There are laws to tackle this but no one is enforcing them.