Arsenic is commonly found in water in many parts of the world, including India, where its occurrence is especially devastating because so many impovershed people rely on arsenic-contaminated water for drinking and cooking. The groundwater in much of West Bengal contains high arsenic concentrations, threatening the health of more than 1.3 million people. The effects of prolonged arsenic exposure include skins lesions, skin cancers, enlargement of the internal organs and even death.
Your $100 gift for a share of an arsenic filtration unit (total cost $2,000) will help protect the lives and health of West Bengali people for years to come. This simple filtration column is attached to a well and utilizes activated alumina to safely remove arsenic from the groundwater before it reaches the tap. You can help provide safe drinking water and prevent pain and suffering for more than 1,000 people.