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Title: Arsenic an emerging issue: experiences from Pakistan
Authors: Ahmad, Tameez
Kahlown, M. Akram
Tahir, Aslam
Rashid, Hifza
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: AHMAD, T.... et al, 2004. Arsenic an emerging issue: experiences from Pakistan. IN: Godfrey, S. (ed). People-centred approaches to water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 30th WEDC International Conference, Vientiane, Laos, 25-29 October 2004, pp. 459-466.
Abstract: Arsenic contamination has emerged as a serious public health concern in Pakistan. In Punjab over 20% of the population are exposed to arsenic contamination of over 10 ppb in drinking water while nearly 3% of the population are exposed to over 50 ppb. In Sindh, the situation is even worse with 36% and 16% of population exposed to arsenic contaminated water over 10 ppb and 50 ppb respectively. Both shallow and deep sources have arsenic contamination. A recent study on prevalence of arsenicosis confirmed presence of 40 cases in the study population giving a prevalence 140/100,00 for established and borderline cases. The purpose of this paper is to share experiences gained in implementing an arsenic mitigation programme in the country.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/29334
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