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Arsenic in the Environment effectuates Human Health: An Imperative Need to Focus

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Vidya Vihar, Raibareli Road, Lucknow-226 025, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar-263145, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 101-105, November,22 (2013)


Arsenic is omnipresent in our environment and humans are always and inevitably revealed to this toxic metalloid. Smelting and mining and processes contribute to arsenic contamination because arsenic is a natural component of copper, zinc, lead, and gold ores. Arsenic Exposure is increasing in our environment day by day which directly or indirectly leads to health defects contributing highest carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic effects on human. The present review focuses on the Arsenic in environment, its health defects and prevention to control the exposure.


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