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A review of Arsenic in Drinking Water : Indian Scenario (2007-2017)

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Manasi Shewale, Deepika Bhandari
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Arsenic is considered to be a major environmental pollutant and its exposure occurs through environmental, occupational and medical sources. Arsenic contaminated drinking water is the main source for arsenic exposure especially in the South Asian regions. It is highly toxic and carcinogenic in nature. Therefore, high concentration of arsenic present in the drinking water is considered as a danger to human health. From the past few years, the contamination of drinking water because of arsenic is increasing especially in the northern and northeastern region of India. The ground water was previously considered as safe for drinking but now due to increasing amount of arsenic in it has lead to contamination of the groundwater and hence is harmful for humans. This amount has crossed the permissible amount of arsenic in drinking water that is 10 ?g/L. Long term exposures to arsenic contaminated drinking water leads to Arsenicosis, also cancer of skin, bladder, liver, kidney and skin diseases. In this review paper we have reported most of the studies/ research where quantity of arsenic in drinking water has been reported for the Indian sub-continent after the year 2007.

Manasi Shewale, Deepika Bhandari

Arsenic, Groundwater, Contamination, Drinking Water.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 5 | July-August - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-08-31 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
300-304 IJSRSET173465   Technoscience Academy

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Manasi Shewale, Deepika Bhandari, "A review of Arsenic in Drinking Water : Indian Scenario (2007-2017)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.300-304, July-August-2017.
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