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IP Journal of Nutrition, Metabolism and Health Science


Estimation of impact of arsenic contamination: The severity and contextual


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Author Details: Riti Chatterjee*,Sankar Kumar Acharya,Subhodip Mitra

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 14

Article End Page : 17


Abstract

The eastern part of river Hooghly in west Bengal due to some geogenic factor has been a classical example for arsenic (As) contamination. The multi-directional effect of Arsenic Has been harshly reflected through the contaminating effect of rice, vegetables, meat, eggs and even breast milk used to feed new born babies. The depletion of ground water in irrigation based agro system has worst the situation further. A study on this topic was carried out at Nonaghata-uttarpara village of the Haringhata block of Nadia district in West Bengal taking seventy respondents randomly. Variables like age, cropping intensity, source of irrigation, communication variables are taken for collection of reliable data. The present study well identified some of the important factors (age, education, cropping intensity, communication exposures, homestead land) are mainly responsible for this type of deceptive level arsenicosis.

Keywords: Age, Arsenicosis, Education, Ground water.