Higher levels of lithium in household tap water used for drinking by pregnant mothers could affect an important molecular pathway involved in neurodevelopment and autism, increasing the chances of offsprings developing autism spectrum disorder, according to scientists.In the future, they said, human activities such as growing use of lithium battery and disposal in landfills potentially causing groundwater contamination could step up lithium… read-more
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Odisha's Puri became the first city in India to provide a 24/7 drinking water supply to the 2.5 lakh population and 2 crore tourists in the city. Inaugurating the ''Drink From Tap'' mission, CM Naveen Patnaik said, ''It's been my dream to provide piped water to every household in Odisha.'' The government has also built 120 drinking water fountains for pilgrims and is looking to increase the mission to 16 cities.