Environment Network (BEN)
York Times Cover Story July
The arsenic, a slow, sadistic killer,
has just about finished its work on Fazila
Khatun. She teeters now. The fatigue is
constant. Pain pulses through her limbs.
Warts and sores cover the palms of her
hands and the soles of her feet, telltale
of the long years of creeping poison....More
Arsenic 2000 : An Overview of the Arsenic
Issue in Bangladesh
This report was prepared by Wateraid
Bangladesh. It gives an elaborate overview
of the current situation. It covers the
background of the problem, the scale and
extent, organizations working on the issue,
various mitigation options etc.
Special Issue From Porshi on
Arsenic Contains numerous informative
article in Bangla on the overall Arsenic
problem in Bangladesh
in Bangla from Porshi
Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh
Site of UNICEF, the organization that
popularized tubewells in Bangladesh which
many believe the root cause of the problem.
It contains a detailed report on the issue.
SOS ARSENIC POISONING IN BANGLADESH.
SOS-Arsenic Poject is an initiative
to look at the problem scientifically and
work on possible remedies/solutions. Coordinated
by Dr. Jamal Anwar of Berlin, Germany.
The Daily Star Roundtable: February
The Daily Star Roundtable: "Arsenic
Pollution: Immediate tasks & future
Vision"- February1998 --> Full
text of the discussions held.
Arsenic Crisis Information Centre:
Bangladesh & West Bengal
Contains links to lots of resources
available on web on Arsenic contamination
in the region. This site is co-sponsored
by Dhaka Community Hospital Trust, School
of Environment Studies, Jadavpur University, & water
An uncertain future, this primary school
student suffers from arsenicosis
Arsenic Photo Exhibition
- World Bank Group
Dekho Project Status