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Unformatted text preview: Arsenic: Looming danger Every survey on arsenic contamination comes out with alarming findings. The current one being done by ICDDRB, B at Matlab, Chandpur, is not expected to lead to brighter results. In the survey area all the tube-wells have been found to be red marked, that is forbidden for use as sources of drinking water. But the people finding no other source of drinking water have to drink the water from these forbidden sources, knowing full well that it will endanger their health. Under the Matlab research programme 166,000 persons aged five years and above have been screened, among whom a total of 504 people afflicted with arsenicosis have been identified. According to Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation Water Supply Project (BAMSWP) there are about 38,000 arsenicosis patients in 63 out of 64 districts of the country. Most of these patients being 38,000 arsenicosis patients in 63 out of 64 districts of the country....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GOVERNMENT 200 taught by Professor Orvis during the Spring '08 term at Hamilton College.
- Spring '08