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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 24, No. 2, 2006, pp. 142-163
Bioline Code: hn06020
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2006, pp. 142-163

 en Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater: A Global Perspective with Emphasis on the Asian Scenario
Mukherjee, Amitava; Sengupta, Mrinal Kumar; Hossain, M. Amir; Ahamed, Sad; Das, Bhaskar; Nayak, Bishwajit; Lodh, Dilip; Rahman, Mohammad Mahmudur & Chakraborti, Dipankar


The incidence of high concentrations of arsenic in drinking-water has emerged as a major public-health problem. With newer-affected sites discovered during the last decade, a significant change has been observed in the global scenario of arsenic contamination, especially in Asian countries. This communication presents an overview of the current scenario of arsenic contamination in countries across the globe with an emphasis on Asia. Along with the present situation in severely-affected countries in Asia, such as Bangladesh, India, and China, recent instances from Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Cambodia, etc. are presented.

Arsenic; Arsenic contamination; Groundwater; Water supply; Asia

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