Risk of arsenic exposure from drinking water and dietary components: implications for risk management in rural Bengal.

@article{Halder2013RiskOA,
  title={Risk of arsenic exposure from drinking water and dietary components: implications for risk management in rural Bengal.},
  author={Dipti Halder and Subhamoy Bhowmick and Ashis Kumar Biswas and Debashis Chatterjee and Jerome O. Nriagu and Debendra Nath Guha Mazumder and Zdenka {\vS}lejkovec and Gunnar Jacks and Prosun Bhattacharya},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={1120-7}
}
This study investigates the risk of arsenic (As) exposure to the communities in rural Bengal, even when they have been supplied with As safe drinking water. The estimates of exposure via dietary and drinking water routes show that, when people are consuming water with an As concentration of less than 10 μg L(-1), the total daily intake of inorganic As (TDI-iAs) exceeds the previous provisional tolerable daily intake (PTDI) value of 2.1 μg day(-1) kg(-1) BW, recommended by the World Health… CONTINUE READING