Digging of tube wells to provide drinking water in Bangladesh has had the side-effect of exposing people to arsenic which contaminates groundwater in the country. This project investigates (i) how arsenic concentrations that result from the ingestion of arsenic affect the capabilities and productivity of the rural Bangladesh population and (ii) how changes in food consumption, by affecting arsenic ingestion and excretion, affect arsenic concentrations.
Pitt, M.M.; Rosenzweig, M.R.; Nazmul Hassan. Arsenic Contamination, Nutrition and Economic Growth in Bangladesh. (2011) 2 pp.