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Case Reports: Arsenic Pollution in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Hungary

  • Huw Jones
  • Pornsawan Visoottiviseth
  • Md. Khoda Bux
  • Rita Földényi
  • Nora Kováts
  • Gábor Borbély
  • Zoltán Galbács
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Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 197)

I Introduction

The purpose of this review is to share information on how arsenic contamination arises and what options are available to mitigate it when it occurs. We describe how contamination arose in three countries, two Asian, and one European, and the approaches employed to resolve it. In the three selected countries, the presence of arsenic is both long term and of geological origin, yet the affected regions have distinct and contrasting concerns, both in the scale of contamination of the abiotic environment and in the extent of human health impacts arising from arsenic exposure. Therefore, we hope that knowledge of the range of problems encountered in the three countries, and their potential solutions, will contain common themes that, at least partly, facilitate stakeholder endeavors to address arsenic contamination in other affected regions.

Because of the complexity of the chemistry of arsenic and the varying local conditions encountered, multiple mitigation/remediation...

Keywords

Layered Double Hydroxide Arsenic Exposure Arsenic Level Arsenic Contamination Japan International Cooperation Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huw Jones
    • 1
  • Pornsawan Visoottiviseth
  • Md. Khoda Bux
  • Rita Földényi
  • Nora Kováts
  • Gábor Borbély
  • Zoltán Galbács
  1. 1.H. Jones Institute of Social and Health Research, School of Health and Social SciencesMiddlesex University QueenswayEnfield MiddlesexUnited Kingdom

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