May 2016 | BGS communications dashboard

Here is a round up of metrics for May 2016. For all social media, the item shown is the most popular this month.

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Toxic arsenic exposure discovered in Cornish private water supplies.
It is widely appreciated that toxic arsenic in well water is a devastating environmental health issue overseas in developing countries such as Bangladesh. However, the British Geological Survey, along with a PhD student from The University of Manchester, have discovered high exposure to the chemical from private water supplies here in the UK.
09 May 2016, 793 downloads

Press releases for May 2016

Top ten web pages

  1. Downloads, 72,882 visitors
  2. BGS home page, 41,992 visitors
  3. Lexicon, 18,096 visitors
  4. Geology of Britain viewer, 13,850 visitors
  5. Map and map data viewers, 9,756 visitors
  6. Search borehole scans, 7,172 visitors
  7. Search the BGS website, 6,040 visitors
  8. Coordinate converter, 5,777 visitors
  9. News for mobile devices, 5,363 visitors
  10. BGS maps portal, 5,358 visitors


YouTube views 13,141 for May


20,008 Twitter followers

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