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Facilitator guide : detection, management and surveillance or arsenicosis in South-East Asia Region
Description: Globally, arsenicosis, also referred to as arsenism, is an important noncommunicable disease resulting from the ingestion of groundwater containing unsafe level of arsenic. Groundwater contamination, in excess of the WHO guideline value, has been observed in some countries of WHO's South-East Asia Region. The affected countries are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand. Over 10 million tube wells are in use in the Region, potentially exposing between 40 to 50 million people to unsafe levels of arsenic. To mitigate the health ...