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Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh

@inproceedings{Kinniburgh2001ArsenicCO,
  title={Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh},
  author={David G. Kinniburgh and Pauline L. Smedley},
  year={2001}
}
A survey of well waters (n=3534) from throughout Bang- ' ladesh, excluding the Chitt;agong Hill Tracts, has shown that water from 27% of the 'shallow' tubewells, that is wells less than 150 m deep, exceeded the Bangladesh standard for arsenic in drinking water (50 flg L -I). 46% exceeded the WHO guideline value of 10 flg L-I. Figures for 'deep' wells (greater than 150 m deep) were 1% and 5%, respectively. Since it is believed that there are a total of some 6-11 million tubewells in… 

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