A field guide: detection, management and surveillance of arsenicosis in South-East Asia Region
AbstractDescription: Globally, arsenicosis, also referred to as arsenism, is an important noncommunicable disease resulting from the ingestion of groundwater containing an unsafe level of arsenic. Groundwater contamination, in excess of the WHO guideline value, has been observed in some countries of the South-East Asia Region. The affected countries are Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand. Over 10 million tubewells are in use in the Region, potentially exposing between 40 and 50 million persons to unsafe levels of arsenic. To mitigate the health effects of arsenic in South-East Asia Region, in 2003, WHO prepared this Field Guide for Detection, Management and Surveillance of Arsenicosis Cases. The materials were developed and field-tested in regional and national workshops in Bangladesh, India and Thailand. This guide is primarily for human resource development in the area of arsenic mitigation in the Region.
Caussy, Deoraj. (2006). A field guide: detection, management and surveillance of arsenicosis in South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204725