Arsenic in Bangladesh: how to protect 20 million from the world's largest poisoning
It’s the largest poisoning of a population in history (pdf). More than 20 million people are thought to be at risk of drinking water contaminated by arsenic in Bangladesh.
Arsenic occurs naturally in groundwater supplies throughout parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. It was first identified as a problem in Bangladesh in 1987, and concentration levels in some places exceed 50 milligrammes per litre (mg/l) – way beyond the maximum level recommended by the World Health Organisation of 10 mg/l.
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