Pollution, water spread diseases (13-06-2008) HA NOI — Ten out of 26 contagious diseases common to Viet Nam are caused by water resources and environmental pollution, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health. The most frequent infectious diseases include the flu, diarrhoea, dysentery, dengue, hepatitis A, encephalitis, malaria and mumps. Truong Dinh Bac, an official of the Preventive Medicines and Environment Department of the Ministry of Health, said that 80 per cent of the diseases in Viet Nam were caused by dirty water. Equally disconcerting is the fact that nearly 2,000 people in 13 cities and provinces of the country have suffered from acute diarrhoea since the end of last year. The cause for this is polluted water resources and poor personal hygiene. Medical specialists warn about the hazards that stem from contaminating water which is seriously polluted by hospital, industrial and agricultural and domestic waste. At present 70 per cent of the urban population … [Read more...] about Pollution, water spread diseases
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VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of effective models of treating environment pollution with microbiology still have not been brought into life due to the lack of an appropriate investment mechanism. Using microorganisms to treat the environment pollution has been found as the most effective method to treat the environment pollution, because it can settle the problems which the previous technologies such as anaerobic and aerobic could not. However, the advanced technology still cannot be utilized in Vietnam due to the lack of appropriate investments. The non-mechanical technology Biology has been applied in a large scale in processing and preserving farm, forestry and seafood produce for a long time. In recent years, scientists have been using the microorganisms selected from the nature or created from new microorganism strains in treating environment pollution as well. The scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology has successfully found out the process of … [Read more...] about Treating environment pollution with microbiology, why not?
VietNamNet Bridge – Unable to access the city’s tap-water resources, Ho Chi Minh City’s suburbanites must use water from wells they dig themselves. But the underground water is getting seriously polluted. Using unsafe water and feeling insecure According to Sawaco, the HCM City water supply company, fewer than 10 percent of the residents of suburban districts can access the city’s clean water sources, while others use “hygienic water”. “Hygienic water”, as it is called, is the water pumped from underground aquifers at a depth of tens of meters, which has no color, smell or taste. However, Pham Van Dong, Head of the HCM City People’s Council’s Economics & Budget Committee, pointed out that this “hygienic water” is not really hygienic at all. Dong discovered this after fact-finding trips to the suburban areas of the city. A number of water samples taken from wells in these areas have been found to have high … [Read more...] about HCM City’s dwellers look forward to clean water
VietNamNet Bridge – The lives of thousands of local people living near the Nhon Trach Industrial Zone No 1 in southern Dong Nai Province have been badly affected by polluted water for over 10 years, reported Lao Dong (Labour) Newspaper. According to the provincial Natural Resources and Environment Department, everyday the industrial zone discharges about 4,300cu.m of treated waste water. But in fact, before flowing into the Thi Vai River, the stinky waste water runs through a canal in Hiep Phuoc Commune and has threatened the health of about 800 households living nearby. “Everyday, the black and stinky waste water from the industrial zone is discharged into the canal,” Nguyen Tan Duoc, a local resident, told the newspaper. Water for the daily lives of local households is taken from wells near the polluted canal. “The water has a stinky smell even after boiled, but we have to use the water every day because we do not have any choice. We do not have the money to … [Read more...] about Dong Nai industrial zone pollutes water
VietNamNet Bridge – Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh. * Nguyen Thai Lai, deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment What are the major problems that Viet Nam is facing in water management? There is an actual risk of the degradation and depletion of water resources due to the impact of climate change and an increase in the exploitation and use of water in upstream countries. It is shown on the following aspects: Firstly, the resources of Viet Nam depend heavily on international waters and are facing the challenge of water security by upstream countries to strengthen groundwater extraction. Most of the major … [Read more...] about Water resources, eroding land need saving