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Metals found in Holi colours, says activist

MUMBAI: Activist Sumaira Abdulali found that Holi colours contained sulphur, potassium, manganese, titanium, zirconium, calcium and a tiny quantity of lead after she tested some samples. However, doctors said the mere presence of metals should not cause panic as their quantity and form is crucial in analyzing the harm-causing effects. On Thursday, Abdulali using a ....

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What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say. Nearly 800,000 women die every year because they lack access to safe toilets and clean water, said the development organization WaterAid, which ana....

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US, Japan & German embassies contemplating reduction of tenure of diplomats due to Delhi's poor air quality

NEW DELHI: Embassies of the United States, Japan and Germany are actively contemplating a reduction in the three-year standard tenure for their diplomatic staff posted in Delhi to two years because of concerns over poor air quality in the national capital. Such a step, officials at these missions hope, will reduce diplomats' and their families' exposure to ....

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