Bathing Water by Larry Louie
© 2011 Larry Louie

    • Title: Bathing Water
    • Artist: Larry Louie
    • From: Edmonton, AB Canada

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    • Phone: + 1 (780) 4881999
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    • Address: 10634-124 Street
      Edmonton, AB T5N1S3, Canada

    Artist Statement

    "Buriganga has become the toxic lifeline of Dhaka. The dying river is the most polluted river in Bangladesh due to rampant dumping of industrial and human waste. It is the main outlet of sewage waste. It has become a major health hazard as industries and people are all sharing the use of the river. Many of the urban poor need to use the river in their daily lives. They use this water to drink, gargle, brush their teeth and take baths. The fact is the poisonous water with major toxic elements from irritants to carcinogens are the cause of several types of skin disease and other health issues among the people who live along its banks."