This book on the human health disaster caused by arsenic in groundwaters in circum-Himalayan Asia (and many other parts of the world) has been eagerly awaited and is a must-buy for any professional working in any of the many relevant disciplines. A review citing over 700 publications and reports, it is the most comprehensive up-to-date account of the occurrence, origin, health impacts and remediation of global groundwater arsenic hazard.

The three authors have collectively a unique and outstanding combination of expertise and experiences, particularly relevant to Bangladesh, the country most severely affected by this tragedy. Peter Ravenscroft has been one...

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