Md. Jakariya

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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)
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)
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)
There is an urgent need for Bangladesh to identify the arsenic (As) contaminated tubewells (TWs) in order to assess the health risks and initiate appropriate mitigation measures. This will involve testing water in millions of TWs and raising community awareness about the health problems related to chronic As exposure from drinking water. Field test kits(More)
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