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Title: Economics of arsenic water pollution : a study from Bangladesh
Authors: Zakir Hossain Khan, M.
Bellamy, Rufus
Keywords: ARSENIC
WATER POLLUTION
DRINKING WATER
HEALTH HAZARDS
HEALTH EXPENDITURE
WATER TREATMENT
COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
BANGLADESH
Date: 2007
Publisher: SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP
Series/Report no.: SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 26-07
Abstract: Bangladesh is facing a major health crisis because arsenic is poisoning a large percentage of the country’s drinking water. Although the government has taken a number of positive steps to address this challenge, much more work remains to be done as an estimated 28-50 million Bangladeshis are currently at risk from arsenic-contaminated water. To assess the economic case for dealing with this problem, a SANDEE study looks at the health impacts and costs associated with arsenic pollution and discusses the financial outlay needed to resolve the problem.
Description: This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 27-07, "Managing the arsenic disaster in water supply : risk measurement, costs of illness and policy choices for Bangladesh"
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/38972
Project Number: 102580
Project Title: South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
Access: Open Access
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