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Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

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District

Arsenic concentration (µg/L)

Total
Sample

 

Below 10

11 – 50

51 – 300

Above 300

NILPHAMARI

519

15

0

0

534

(Percentage)

97.2%

2.8%

.0%

.0%

NOAKHALI

45

37

542

300

924

(Percentage)

4.9%

4.0%

58.7%

32.5%

PABNA

1555

1248

1126

197

4126

(Percentage)

37.7%

30.2%

27.3%

4.8%

PANCHAGAR

461

2

0

0

463

(Percentage)

99.6%

.4%

.0%

.0%

PATUAKHALI

30

0

0

0

30

(Percentage)

100.0%

.0%

.0%

.0%

PIROJPUR

51

22

21

4

98

(Percentage)

52.0%

22.4%

21.4%

4.1%

RAJBARI

88

54

20

3

165

(Percentage)

53.3%

32.7%

12.1%

1.8%

RAJSHAHI

2215

264

216

4

2699

(Percentage)

82.1%

9.8%

8.0%

.1%

RANGAMATI

48

0

0

0

48

(Percentage)

100.0%

.0%

.0%

.0%

RANGPUR

295

97

40

25

457

(Percentage)

64.6%

21.2%

8.8%

5.5%

SATKHIRA

43

62

279

131

515

(Percentage)

8.3%

12.0%

54.2%

25.4%

SHARIAT PUR

75

31

47

18

171

(Percentage)

43.9%

18.1%

27.5%

10.5%

SHER PUR

197

94

12

0

303

(Percentage)

65.0%

31.0%

4.0%

.0%

SIRAJ GANJ

203

64

12

0

279

(Percentage)

72.8%

22.9%

4.3%

.0%

SUNAMGANJ

11

20

31

2

64

(Percentage)

17.2%

31.3%

48.4%

3.1%

SYLHET

343

33

15

0

391

(Percentage)

87.7%

8.4%

3.8%

.0%

TANGAIL

407

127

17

0

551

(Percentage)

73.9%

23.0%

3.1%

.0%

THAKURGAON

419

35

7

0

461

(Percentage)

90.9%

7.6%

1.5%

.0%

All Total

30429

7019

9755

3798

51001

(Percentage)

59.7%

13.8%

19.1%

7.4%

Reference
(1) An eight-year study report on groundwater arsenic contamination and health effects in Eruani Village, Bangladesh and an approach for its mitigation. Sad Ahamed, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Subhas Chandra Mukherjee, Shyamapada Pati, Amitava Mukherjee, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, M. Amir Hossain, Bhaskar Das, Bishwajit Nayak, Arup Pal, Abu Zafar, Saiful Kabir, Selina Akhter Banu, Salim Morshed, Tanzima Islam, M. Mahmuder Rahman, Quazi Quamruzzaman, and Dipankar Chakraborti. Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, June 2006, pp. 129-141.
(2) Groundwater Arsenic Contamination and Human Suffering in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Kunal Paul, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Dilip Lodh, Gautam Kumar Basu, Chitta Ranjan Chanda, Shibtosh Roy, Ranajit Das, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Dipankar Chakraborti.  Book:  Liu, C.Q., Zhao, Z, Xiao, T and Guha, J (coordinators), Strategic Management of Environmental and Socio-economic Issues. A handbook: Guizhou Science and Technology Publishing House, Guiyang, China. 2003, 102-111.
(3) Arsenic calamity in India and Bangladesh sub-continent What lesson have been learned? Dipankar Chakraborti, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Kunal Paul, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta Dilip Lodh, Chitta Ranjan Chanda, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Subhash Chandra Mukherjee. Talanta 2002, 58, 3-22.
(4) Chronic Arsenic Toxicity in Bangladesh and West Bengal-India – A Review and Commentary. Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, S.C. Mukherjee, Badal K. Mondal, Kunal Paul, Dilip Lodh, Chitta Ranjan Chanda, Gautam Kumar Basu, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Shibtosh Roy, Ranajit Das, Shyamal K. Palit, Quazi Quamruzzaman and Dipankar Chakraborti. Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology, 39(7), 2001, 683-700.
Groundwater arsenic contamination. Dipankar Chakraborti, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Kanul Paul, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Quazi Quamruzzaman. Encyclopedia of Water Science, New York, Marcel Dekker 2003, DOI: 10.1081/E-EWS 120010367, 324-329.
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