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Groundwater arsenic in central Thailand

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:08 by Andrew Kohnhorst, Laird Allan, Prayad Pokethitiyoke, Suthida Anyapo
Arsenic is a naturally occurring dissolved element in ground and surface waters throughout the world. Longterm exposure to trace levels of arsenic causes chronic skin and cardiovascular disease. It is also a suspected carcinogen and mutagen. Skin lesions, cancers, and cardiovascular diseases are traceable to arsenic poisoning (Jones 2000). The Ganges delta in Bangladesh and West Bengal are now well known to have very high levels of arsenic. Many other regions are also becoming aware of the presence of this element at levels damaging to health.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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KOHNHORST, A. ... et al, 2002. Groundwater arsenic in central Thailand. IN: Reed, B. (ed). Sustainable environmental sanitation and water services: Proceedings of the 28th WEDC International Conference, Kolkata (Calcutta), India, 18-22 November 2002, 3p.p.

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2002

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:11043

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