Assessment of arsenic exposure from groundwater and rice in Bengal Delta Region, West Bengal, India.

@article{Chatterjee2010AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of arsenic exposure from groundwater and rice in Bengal Delta Region, West Bengal, India.},
  author={Debashis Chatterjee and Dipti Halder and Santanu Majumder and Ashis Kumar Biswas and Bibhash Nath and Prosun Bhattacharya and Subhamoy Bhowmick and Aishwarya Mukherjee-Goswami and Debasree Saha and Rasmani Hazra and Palash B Maity and Debankur Chatterjee and Abhijit Mukherjee and Jochen Bundschuh},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 19},
  pages={5803-12}
}
Arsenic (As) induced identifiable health outcomes are now spreading across Indian subcontinent with continuous discovery of high As concentrations in groundwater. This study deals with groundwater hydrochemistry vis-à-vis As exposure assessment among rural population in Chakdaha block, West Bengal, India. The water quality survey reveals that 96% of the tubewells exceed WHO guideline value (10 μg/L of As). The groundwaters are generally anoxic (-283 to -22 mV) with circum-neutral pH (6.3 to 7.8… CONTINUE READING

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