Arsenic groundwater contamination in Middle Ganga Plain, Bihar, India: a future danger?

  title={Arsenic groundwater contamination in Middle Ganga Plain, Bihar, India: a future danger?},
  author={D. Chakraborti and S. Mukherjee and S. Pati and M. K. Sengupta and M. Rahman and U. K. Chowdhury and D. Lodh and C. Chanda and A. K. Chakraborti and G. Basu},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={1194 - 1201}
  • D. Chakraborti, S. Mukherjee, +7 authors G. Basu
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • The pandemic of arsenic poisoning due to contaminated groundwater in West Bengal, India, and all of Bangladesh has been thought to be limited to the Ganges Delta (the Lower Ganga Plain), despite early survey reports of arsenic contamination in groundwater in the Union Territory of Chandigarh and its surroundings in the northwestern Upper Ganga Plain and recent findings in the Terai area of Nepal. Anecdotal reports of arsenical skin lesions in villagers led us to evaluate arsenic exposure and… CONTINUE READING
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