Arsenic: the largest mass poisoning of a population in history

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 07 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3732

In this Feature by P Sen and T Biswas, the section “Magnitude of the problem” has a numerical error (BMJ 2013;346:f3625, doi:10.1136/bmj.f3625). The first sentence in the fourth paragraph should have read: “A 2009 press release from the union government reported that 16.654 million (not “16 654 million”) people in 79 blocks in eight districts of West Bengal are at risk of exposure to groundwater contaminated with arsenic.”


Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3732

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