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dc.creatorKhan, Afshin
dc.creatorNes, Craigen
dc.creatorMonda, Steven
dc.creatorAbdul, Mohamed
dc.creatorRehwaldt, Jordan
dc.creatorNess, Brittany
dc.descriptionTeam proposal submitted in response to Global Case Competition at WSU. After acceptance of which, research was presented in front of judges and audience and the team won first place, enabling travel to Bangladesh, to meet victims and NGOs.en_US
dc.description.abstractExposure to arsenic in drinking water is a major problem worldwide posing a serious threat to human health. Arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh has been described as the largest mass poisoning of a population in history. Over the last few decades the availability of safe drinking water has become scarce with nearly a third of the Bangladeshi population drinking water contaminated with arsenic above acceptable levels (10 μg/L according to WHO).6 This has caused both economic and social devastation, and without proper mitigation the problem will continue. Therefore, it is of critical importance to develop sustainable arsenic-removal technologies and community based programs to educate affected communities in order to safeguard the population’s health starting in the Satkhira district. A solution to the arsenic problem in the Satkhira district will require a three-pronged approach focused on identifying current tube wells as safe or contaminated, providing filtration where necessary, and educating the population about arsenic.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWSU International Programs, WSU Alumni Associationen_US
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dc.titleArsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh

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    This collection contains scholarly work by Afshin Khan, PhD student in astrobiology under the umbrella of “Earth and Environmental Sciences” at Washington State University.

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