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Clean Water For Oldonyosambu

As our regular supporters will be aware, we’ve recently begun work to help the people of Oldonyosambu in Tanzania whose lives have been blighted by fluoride in their water.

Whilst low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to skeletal fluorosis. This disease causes crippling deformities of the spine and joints, especially in children whose skeletons are still forming. This has had a severe impact on the lives of people in Oldonyosambu, causing crippling skeletal fluorosis, chronic pain and poor cognitive development in children

In a thrilling development, researchers at the University of Bath have come up with a simple colour changing test that will quickly allow water to be tested for excessive amounts of fluoride. The implications of such a technology are far reaching and will undoubtedly change lives in poorer countries.

The Nasio Trust now plans to work in close partnership with the university to develop the system for ease of use in the field.

You can read more about their discovery here on the Bath University website and please do check out the movie below.

The Nasio Trust now plans to work in close partnership with the university to develop the system for ease of use in the field. Nancy said:

“Working in partnership with the University of Bath, this new technology will provide the Nasio Trust with a simple, affordable method to test fluoride levels which will enable us to identify, remove or reduce the cause of the fluoride problem and provide safe drinking water to further improve the quality of life and long term health outcomes for the community of Oldonyosambu.”

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