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Arsenic Contamination and Remediation

Singh R, Singh S, Parihar P, Singh VP, Prasad SM Arsenic contamination, consequences and remediation techniques: a review. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2015 Feb;112:247-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2014.10.009.

The exposure to low or high concentrations of arsenic (As), either due to the direct consumption of As contaminated drinking water, or indirectly through daily intake of As contaminated food may be fatal to the human health. Arsenic contamination in drinking water threatens more than 150 millions peoples all over the world. Around 110 millions of those peoples live in 10 countries in South and South-East Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Therefore, treatment of As contaminated water and soil could be the only effective option to minimize the health hazard. Therefore, keeping in view the above facts, an attempt has been made in this paper to review As contamination, its effect on human health and various conventional and advance technologies which are being used for the removal of As from soil and water.

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