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Tanaya Bhattacharya, Keshab Ghosh, Aritri Laha*, Pritha Pal*


One of the most significant health threats worldwide is arsenic (As) poisoning in groundwater. In numerous areas of the globe, groundwater is contaminated by arsenic due to natural or man-made sources, endangering both human health and the ecosystem. When groundwater is used as drinking water, it can become contaminated with arsenic and enter the body. Millions of people in numerous countries rely heavily on As-rich groundwater for drinking needs. Vomiting, stomach discomfort, and diarrhea are among the acute arsenic poisoning symptoms that present right away. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and severe diarrhea have all been linked to acute intake of arsenic. This quantity of arsenic for an extended period of time may result in problems with the heart, lungs, and digestive system. The blood, skin, and nervous system will all be affected. Additionally, the hepatic and renal systems will be impacted. With quantities over the suggested maximum safe limit of10 ppb, groundwater contamination with arsenic is expected to affect roughly 108 countries. The worst arsenic disaster in the world is the groundwater contamination in Bangladesh and India. There is an excessive amount of arsenic in the groundwater in the Indian states of West Bengal.



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Tanaya Bhattacharya, Keshab Ghosh, Aritri Laha*, Pritha Pal*