From: ILPI Support <info**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Needed a used ICP or GFAA in gift
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:58:02 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Terrific cause.  Might be interested in this article:!divAbstract (Free download)

Is the cost of maintaining an instrument greater or lesser than dip sticks?  Or are there other issues? and

Articles for our readership on the extent of this critical issue: 

And lessons to be learned that there are always unintended consequences, too:

And it that's all not bad enough, sea levels could easily rise 3 feet or more in Bangladesh by 2100, displacing 30 million (or more) inhabitants ad submerging 20% of the country:

And that's if they don't all bake to death from rising temperatures: 

And of course they will need significant financial and technical aid from the US and other countries to deal with all these issues:

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On Jun 20, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Garg, Achal <Achal.Garg**At_Symbol_Here**CINCINNATI-OH.GOV> wrote:

"Chemists Without Borders (CWB)" has been working for several years in Bangladesh to test and supply safe drinking water to small communities. The ground water in Bangladesh is contaminated with some of the highest levels of Arsenic in the world. CWB use several technologies to remove arsenic from the drinking water. Unfortunately, there is no ICP or graphite furnace atomic absorption (GFAA) available to CWB in Bangladesh to quickly measure the metal contaminants in the water. I am working with CWB to set up an independent water testing lab in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and looking for a gift of used ICP or GFAA. This equipment will be housed in one of the local universities and will serve the CWB's growing need to check water quality before and after the treatment. The data from the instrument will be used exclusively for measuring the levels of metal contaminants and not for reporting to any agency.  If you have a ICP or GFAA that you can donate to CWB, please contact me at achalkgarg**At_Symbol_Here** or 513-378-7610. That old decommissioned ICP may not have much value to your lab or institution, but it will help CWB save lives in Bangladesh. We will arrange the shipping from your place to Bangladesh.
Thank you,
Achal Garg, Ph.D.
Supervising Chemist-Research & Development 
Adjunct Professor Miami University
Fulbright Scholar Namibia 2012
Metropolitan Sewer District
1081 Woodrow St.
Cincinnati, OH 45204
Ph. 513-378-7610
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