Better Life Laboratories, Inc. is a nonprofit organization. It conducts scientific research and provides technical expertise, equipment, and training to help needy people around the world. We depend on foundation, corporate, and individual donations of ideas, labor, money, and equipment to do this work. Your idea can become our next project. Donated labor, money, and equipment make our projects possible.
Seth H. Frisbie worked on arsenic removal at two Superfund sites after earning his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from Cornell University. Based on this experience he was subcontracted to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and worked on the catastrophic problem of arsenic-affected drinking (tubewell) water in Bangladesh.
Dr. Frisbie helped make the first national-scale map of arsenic-affected drinking water in Bangladesh. In addition, he discovered evidence that other toxins might be in Bangladesh’s drinking water. This evidence could not be immediately tested because the laboratory in Bangladesh where he made this discovery lacked the required equipment.
Dr. Frisbie explained that other poisons besides arsenic might be in Bangladesh’s drinking water to representatives from the Government of Bangladesh, USAID, and the World Bank, but they did not understand the chemical principles of his argument and did not act on his recommendation to do additional testing. He left Bangladesh frustrated and depressed.
Finally he found another scientist, Dr. Bibudhendra Sarkar of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, who understood his argument and had independent evidence of non-arsenic toxins in Bangladesh’s drinking water. They assembled a team of five highly devoted scientists that contributed intellect, time, and personal savings to determine if millions of Bangladeshis were drinking other poisons besides arsenic.
Unfortunately, their suspicions were correct. They discovered over 50,000,000 Bangladeshis are drinking a variety of toxic metals. This discovery lead Dr. Frisbie to found Better Life Laboratories, a nonprofit corporation with United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that is committed to solving the problem of metal-affected drinking water in Bangladesh.
Since its beginning in 1997, Better Life Laboratories has worked on a variety of scientific and educational projects in the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.