The LOTUS project aims at tackling India’s challenges in the provision of drinking water through notably the use of carbon nanotube-based sensors to measure the contamination of water to different chemicals.

In order to prioritise the different chemicals which will be measured by the sensors, the LOTUS project conducted several investigations. Therefore, LOTUS partners have conducted a public consultation, organised workshops and notably, Bérengère Lebental from the University Gustave Eiffel has studied the link between the arsenic and fluoride level in alluvial aquifers and the corresponding health risk.

“The results of health risk assessment showed that the population of age below 18 years old are prone to carcinogenic diseases as well as symptoms of non carcinogenic health risk due to daily consumption of Arsenic contaminated groundwater”.

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