Pollution | VOL. 13, ISSUE 78, May - June 2013 |

Learn it from the insects

Water quality in India has been under the scanner for considerable time now. Chemical testing falling within the scientific purview, uses instrumentation to publish results at periodic intervals, identifying pathogens and other inorganic toxic substances in the water. But then, say one was to identify by mere observation how clean a water body is— would that be a possibility or do we need Superman’s x-ray vision? For such curious individuals biomonitoring is the answer. Here is a brief backgrounder to...

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