Impact on arsenic exposure of a growing proportion of untested wells in Bangladesh

January 2012
Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source;2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study which focuses on arsenic exposure of a growing proportion of untested wells in Bangladesh. It is based on a survey of 6646 households and 795 untested wells in Singair upazilla of Bangladesh. It says that more than 80% of the wells installed in this area since the national testing campaign in 2006, were untested.


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