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 5

Arsenic in Drinking Water and Obstetric Outcome

  Group A Group B Group C
Skin lesions Positive
Range of arsenic concentration in water (µg/L) 463–1025 174–459 7–39
No. of pregnancies 24 14 26
Spontaneous abortion 12.5% 21.3%
Still birth 12.5% 7.1% 8%
Preterm birth 25% 7.1% 8%
Low birth weight 20.5% 7.1%
Neonatal death 4.1% 7.1%
Congenital anomaly 4.1% 7.1%

Table 6
Three Women of Group A Suffering from Chronic Arsenic Toxicity with Obstetric Outcome

Case No. Age Melanosis       Keratosis No.
of Preg-nancies
Details of previous pregnancies Arsenic in water
(µg/L)
Arsenic
in hair
(µg/kg)
Palm Trunk Leuco Whole body Palm   Sole  
S D S D     S D S D
1 21 +++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + 4

1st pregnancy – FTND
2nd Pregnancy – Stillbirth
3rd Pregnancy –Preterm birth
4th Pregnancy –FTND

1025 9764
2 28 ++ ++ ++ + + + + + 6

1st Pregnancy – FTND
2nd Pregnancy – Spontaneous abortion
                        – 4 months
3rd Pregnancy – Spontaneous  abortion
                        – 3 months
4th Pregnancy – Still birth
5th Pregnancy – Lowbirth                            weight
6th Pregnancy – FTND

1025 4497
3 25 ++ ++ +++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 6 1st Pregnancy – Preterm birth 2nd Pregnancy – Preterm birth
3rd Pregnancy – Preterm birth
4th Pregnancy – Spontaneous                              abortion
5th Pregnancy – Neonatal death
6th Pregnancy – Preterm birth
1025 6203

S=Spotted, D=Diffuse, FTND=Full term normal delivery

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