Talk:Bhopal disaster

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Map of India given above is against the standards of govt of India

Death count.[edit]

the description de-emphasizes death toll by leaving general estimate of 16000 directly attributable deaths until end of introduction. The accident was horrific. I remember the news in the US which was not overly dramatic.

My suggestion is to add following immediately after "official death toll"

Well accepted estimates that include deaths over the following months that resulted directly from injuries sustained during the disaster put the direct death toll close to 16,000. (talk) 21:02, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ptsd or not?[edit]

from the article : "Studied and reported long-term health effects are: (...) Psychological problems: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (...) Missing or insufficient fields for research are (...) post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)" which one is it, as I guess studied and reported cant be missing and insufficient at the same time ? (talk) 19:19, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The text of the paragraph about "Missing or insufficient fields" is below.
  • Missing or insufficient fields for research are female reproduction, chromosomal aberrations, cancer, immune deficiency, neurological sequelae, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and children born after the disaster. Late cases that might never be highlighted are respiratory insufficiency, cardiac insufficiency (cor pulmonale), cancer and tuberculosis. Bhopal now has high rates of birth defects and records a miscarriage rate 7x higher than the national average.[19]
I have read pages 122, 123, and 125 of the cited source (page 124 is not available on Google Books), and page 123 supports "Bhopal now has high rates of birth defects and records a miscarriage rate 7x higher than the national average." So I think that the rest of the paragraph should be deleted as unsourced.-- Toddy1 (talk) 20:06, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This January 2017 version has the statements from "Missing" to "tuberculosis." So it is clear that the "Bhopal now has high rates..." statement with its citation was added after that. The citation[1] for the paragraph afterwards in the January 2017 version does not support the "Missing ... tuberculosis." statements.-- Toddy1 (talk) 20:16, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 27 November 2023[edit]

More than 15000 died that day. 2607:FEA8:621:3F00:2D54:1ED7:1DC3:558F (talk) 02:22, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article contains the following:
  • Lead: "Others estimate that 8,000 died within two weeks, and another 8,000 or more have since died from gas-related diseases.[6]"
  • Infobox: "over 16,000 claimed[2]"
  • Long-term effects: "The Sambhavna clinic "estimates 8,000 deaths during the first weeks, and another 8,000 since then".[2][6]"
It looks as though what you want doing has already been done, with citations provided for the statements.-- Toddy1 (talk) 11:18, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reference cleanup[edit]

Someone should cleanup the references here. Many of the works cited are in the Further reading section, and referred to with Harvard citations in the footnotes. At a minimum, these citations should be wrapped in a {{harv}} template. Tito Omburo (talk) 00:03, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]