(Journal articles are listed under references)
Updated October 4th 2009
threatens global health
, Monday, 18 February 2008 , CRC CARE
As many as 100 million people
worldwide are facing slow poisoning and risk of death from arsenic in
their drinking water and food supply.
"This is probably the worst mass
poisoning event in history - and in many cases it is preventable," says
CRC CARE managing director Professor Ravi Naidu.
"The bad news is that it is spreading
around the world in the expanding global food trade, exposing millions
more people to risk."
award to the University of
will be used to fund the fight against arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh
among other initiatives. The project proposes that adding lentils grown
in Seleium-rich Saskatchewan soils to the Bangladeshi diet could be a
potential solution to the arsenic problem. The press release can be
News Inferno website:
Arsenic-Treated Lumber Poses
Long-Term Toxic Threat with Particularly Serious Consequences for
presence in Bihar groundwater confirmed [India News] Patna, Sep 13
arsenic reported in Bihar groundwater NDTV Correspondent Friday,
September 10, 2004