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Event Type Water Contamination - Adulteration - Other  Date Time 2019-01-05 17:43:00 
Country IN  City Bengaluru, KA 
Latitude 12.972  Longitude 77.595 
URL https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/detecting-ultralow-levels-of-mercury-in-water/article25920367.ece     
[The Hindu] INDIA - Detecting Ultralow Levels Of Mercury In Water

"Mercury levels in water need to be checked carefully as it is a toxic substance that contaminates the food chain. A team at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, has found an innovative way to develop a sensor that operates using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and has high sensitivity (60 X 10-18 M which is 0.01 parts per quadrillion), far better than other methods of detecting mercury in water."

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