Ganga-Meghna Brahmaputra || West Bengal || Bangladesh || Middle Ganga Plain, Bihar || Uttarpradesh
Jharkhand || North-East Hilly States || Rajnandgaon, Chattisgarh || Behala, Kolkata, WB || As toxicity- Homeopathic Treatment
Effectiveness & Reliability - As Field Testing Kits || Utility Of Treatment Plant
Causes, Effects & Remedies - Groundwater As Calamity || References

Arsenic Poisoning in Bihar : Environmental Health

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Table 1

Distribution of Tubewell Arsenic Concentrations [ranges (µ g/L)] in Fakirpara Village of West Bengal- India, Samta Village of Bangladesh and Semria Ojha Patti Village of Bihar- India

Area Name of the village and district Total Water samples analyzed <10 Distribution of total samples in each range of arsenic concentration (µg/L)
  10-50 51-99 100-299 300-499 500-699 700-1000 >1000
West Bengal India Fakirpara North 24 Parganas 100%
n=46
2 (4.35%) 3 (6.52%) 6 (13.04%) 12 (26.09%) 10 (21.74%) 8 (17.39%) 5 (10.87%) -
Bangladesh Samta,
Jessore
96%
n=265
5 (1.89%) 18 (6.79%) 104 (39.25%) 93 (35.09%) 13 (4.91%) 21 (7.92%) 11 (4.15%) -
Bihar, India Semria Ojha Patti, Bhojpur 95%
n=
206
38 (18.45%) 51 (24.76%) 26 (12.62%) 49 (23.79%) 22 (10.68%) 12 (5.82%) 6 (2.91%) 2
(0.97%)

Table 2

Dermatological Features of a Group of Children and Arsenic Concentration in Their Drinking Water, Urine, Hair, and Nail

Sex & Age   Melanosis  
Keratosis
CB (yrs) CC Arsenic concentration in water Arsenic concentration in urine Arsenic concentration in hair Arsenic
concentration
in nail
Palm Trunk Leu WB Palm Sole
S D S D     S D S D (µg/ L) (µg/ L) (µg/ kg) (µg/ kg)
F/ 7 + ++ ++ 749 1248 8471 7923
M/ 6 + + ++ + 749 1259 5135 5121
F/ 8 + + + 749 1333 3533
F/ 9 + + + 2 749 671 2710
M/ 11 + + +   2 + 749
M/ 11 + + + + + 4 749 2349 5414
M/ 9 + + + + + + + + 749 570 1935 2844
M/10 + + + + 749 2020 6833

S= Spotted, D= Diffuse, Leu= Leuco, WB= Whole Body; += Mild, ++= Moderate, +++= Severe, CB= Chronic Bronchitis, CC= Conjunctival Congestion

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