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West Bengal (India)-arsenic crisis information center

Environmental health disaster in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, where tens of millions are drinking ground water heavily contaminated with arsenic.
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H18 R82 Gulshan-2
Dhaka , 1212
Contact Person: S Bennett
Phone: 880-2-870760 or 1-403-436-5868
Fax: 1-978-418-8132
E-Mail: sbennett@bicn.com
Website: http://bicn.com/acic/

Detailed Information:
An environmental health disaster is unfolding in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Tens of millions of persons in many districts are drinking ground water with arsenic concentrations far above acceptable levels. Thousands of people have already been diagnosed with poisoning symptoms, even though much of the at-risk population has not yet been assessed for arsenic-related health problems. Site includes infobank of news articles, scientific papers, comprehensive links to other relevant sites, online forum, email newsletter, and local site search.

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