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Burnt and unburnt butts of 10 cigarette brands and beedi brands were used in the study, according to CSIR-IITR. ( Representative Photo: Reuters)

Cigarette, beedi butts are not toxic, claims study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Poulomi Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Some studies suggest cigarette butts are toxic to microbes, insects, and fish etc. But the recent CSIR-IITR study claims that arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, and cobalt were either below the level of detection or many fold lower than the threshold value in the brands they tested.
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Our team will monitor the river water. This will include aspects like BOD (biological oxygen demand), dissolved matter and biological and chemical pollutants, said Alok Dhawan, director, CSIR-IITR.(Hindustan Times/Rajesh Kumar)
Our team will monitor the river water. This will include aspects like BOD (biological oxygen demand), dissolved matter and biological and chemical pollutants, said Alok Dhawan, director, CSIR-IITR.(Hindustan Times/Rajesh Kumar)

IITR team to examine water quality across 2,500 km stretch of Ganga

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:49 PM IST
A team from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) is accompanying the 2,500 km rafting expedition in the Ganga from Devprayag to Gangasagar to examine the water quality of the entire stretch.
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