Arsenic Problem of India is primarily due to

  1. Overexploitation of ground water in the affected areas
  2. Overexploitation of surface water in the affected areas
  3. Overexploitation of arsenopyrite in the hinterland
  4. Overexploitation of coal in Bihar and Bengal
Manish Listener Asked on 19th July 2015 in Chemistry.
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    Overexploitation of groundwater in the affected areas

    Arsenic Problem of India is primarily due to Overexploitation of groundwater in the affected areas. Arsenic is an element which can combine with organic and inorganic substances. Arsenic is an earth crust and is largely distributed the environment in the air, water and land.

    The occurrence of arsenic in natural ground water is ordinarily due to mineral arsenopyrite, which is allied with sedimentary rocks and weathered volcanic rocks. In Assam District, Dhemaji arsenic has been detected in the groundwater of one block.

    The effects of arsenic on human health can be cancer causes and skin changes and many other health problems.  The long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water can cause cancer in the skin, lungs, bladder and kidney.

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 25th July 2015.
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