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Intervention trial to assess arsenic exposure from food crops in Bangladesh

Ranmuthugala, Geethanjali; Milton, Abdul; Smith, Wayne T; Ng, Jack C; Sim, Malcolm R; Dear, Keith; Caldwell, Bruce

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The authors assessed the contribution of food irrigated with arsenic-contaminated water to human exposure to arsenic in Bangladesh. An intervention trial was conducted in a village in the Jessore District of Bangladesh, where irrigation water had been field-tested in March 2000 and was found to contain arsenic with concentrations ranging from 100 to 500 μg/l. In May 2000, a random sample of 63 households was selected from the village, and 1 eligible person from each household was recruited to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76687
Source: Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health: an international journal
DOI: 10.3200/AEOH.59.4.209-212

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