Bangladesh is a developing country of 125 million people within
1,47,570 km2 of land area and placed in the south-east Asia on the
globe. Recently Bangladesh has been found to be affected by arsenic
toxicities for drinking tubewell water contaminated with arsenic.
It is reported that in the areas of sixty one districts out of
sixty-four districts in Bangladesh, groundwater has been found to
be affected by arsenic contamination. Inorganic forms of arsenic
dissolved in drinking water are the most significant forms of
natural exposure. Organic forms of arsenic that may be present in
food are much less toxic to humans. Clinical symptoms of arsenic
poisoning begin with various forms of skin disease, and proceed via
damage to internal organs ultimately to cancer and death. In the
present work tubewell water, human scalp hair and vegetable samples
of Boro Dudpatila village,Chuadanga, Bangladesh were analyzed for
arsenic determination using neutron activation analysis technique.
In the present book attention is drawn to some of the findings of
this study that may be helpful in this regard and particularly in
selecting priorities for the emergency action programme
BSc(Hons);MSc in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology. At present working as a researcher (PhD)in the field of sediment and fresh water nutrient biogeochemistry in the School of Chemistry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.