Can Water Storage Habits Influence the Cancer Risk of Drinking Arsenic Contaminated Water ?

@inproceedings{Sharma2003CanWS,
  title={Can Water Storage Habits Influence the Cancer Risk of Drinking Arsenic Contaminated Water ?},
  author={Anitha Kumari Sharma and Jens Christian Tjell},
  year={2003}
}
The removal of Arsenic from well water by co-precipitation with indigenous Iron was studied in 4 villages of West Bengal, India. A correlation exists between concentrations of Arsenic and Iron, and the Fe/As ratio (W/W) present was above 10 in all of the studied tube wells. The Arsenic concentration was in the range of 0-220 μg/l. The study showed that the actual risk of getting various cancers is 11% less than calculated if water was taken straight from the tube well, and the risk can be… CONTINUE READING

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