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Half of Bangladesh population at risk of arsenic poisoning

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7238.822/a (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:822
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. Boston

    Bangladesh may be heading for an epidemic of arsenic poisoning with an estimated 60 million regularly ingesting arsenic through drinking contaminated groundwater, a public health specialist cautioned last week.

    More than 7000 people in Bangladesh have already been diagnosed with symptoms of arsenic poisoning but half of the country's population may …

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