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This study examined 2,006 pregnant women chronically exposed to a range of naturally-occurring concentrations of arsenic in drinking-water in three upazilas in Bangladesh to find out relationships between arsenic exposure and selected reproductive health outcomes. While there was a small but statistically significant association between arsenic exposure and(More)
The Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation and Water Supply Program (BAMWSP) has compiled field-kit measurements of the arsenic content of groundwater for nearly five million wells. By comparing the spatial distribution of arsenic inferred from these field-kit measurements with geo-referenced laboratory data in a portion of Araihazar upazila, it is shown here that(More)
The role of nutritional factors in arsenic metabolism and toxicity is not clear. Provision of certain low protein diets resulted in decreased excretion of DMA and increased tissue retention of arsenic in experimental studies. This paper reports a prevalence comparison study conducted in Bangladesh to assess the nutritional status among the chronic arsenic(More)
1 INTRODUCTION The arsenic problem in Bangladesh has been described as the largest mass poisoning in history (Rahman et al. 2001, Smith et al. 2000) Chronic ingestion of inorganic arsenic causes characteristic skin lesions as observed in populations in Bangladesh and elsewhere. The presence of arsenic above the Bangladeshi limit of safe drinking water (50(More)
Sustainable community-based safe water options have been successfully operating in two upazilas involving 531 villages and encompassing a population of 497,488. Testing of tubewells for arsenic was carried out on a census basis by trained village health workers (VHWs) using the Merck field-testing kit. A total of 51,685 tubewells were tested and further(More)
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