Massive Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction in River Due to Pandemic Lockdown

Researchers report that the heavily polluted Ganga River in India has had a 50% reduction in toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury, iron, nickel, and zinc due to the Coronavirus lockdown.  The study was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and has shown that since industrial and commercial establishments along the river were forced to close, pollution has reduced to a large extent in a short amount of time.  Many will benefit if the pollution continues to decrease, as a significant portion of the population live in major states along the river.

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