Abstracts of some important publications of SOES on Arsenic

1. Arsenic calamity in India and Bangladesh sub-continent - whom to blame- Dipankar Chakraborti, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Kunal Paul, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Dilip Lodh, Chitta Ranjan Chanda, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Subhash Chandra Mukherjee. Talanta 2002, 58, 3-22.

2. Effectiveness and Reliability of Arsenic Field Testing Kits: Million Dollar Screening Projects Effective or Not! Dipankar Chakraborti, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Debapriyo Mukherjee, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Dilip Lodh, Bhajan Kumar Biswas, Chitta Ranjan Chanda, Shibtosh Roy, Md. Selim, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Abul Hasnat Milton, S. M. Shahidullah, Md. Tofizur Rahman. Environmental Science & Technology, 2002, 36, 5385-5394.

3. Arsenic Groundwater Contamination in Middle Ganga Plain, Bihar, India: A Future Danger- Dipankar Chakraborti, Subhash C. Mukherjee, Shyamapada Pati, Mrinal K. Sengupta, Mohammad M. Rahman, Uttam K. Chowdhury, Dilip Lodh, Chitta R. Chanda, Anil K. Chakraborti, Gautam K. Basu. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2003, 111(9): 1194-1201.

4, Arsenic Toxicity from Homeopathic Treatment. Dipankar Chakraborti, Subhash Chandra Mukherjee, Khitish Chandra Saha, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta. Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology, 2003, 41(7), 963-967.

5. Ineffectiveness and Poor Reliability of Arsenic Removal Plants in West Bengal, India. M. Amir Hossain,  Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Debapriya Mondal, Dilip Lodh,  Bhaskar Das, Bishwajit Nayak, Bimal K. Roy, Amitava Mukherjee, and Dipankar Chakraborti. Environmental Science & Technology, 2005, 39,4300-4306.  [Highlighted in News Section of Nature Magazine: “Arsenic - free water still a Pipedream. NATURE, Vol. 436, page 313, 21st July 2005.

6. A detailed study of the arsenic contamination of groundwater and its impact on residents in Rajapur village of the Domkal block, district Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Bhaskar Das, Md. Amir Hossain, Dilip Lodh, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Shyamal Kanti Palit, Dipankar Chakraborti. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2005, 83(1), 49-57.

7. The magnitude of arsenic contamination in groundwater and its health effects to the inhabitants of the Jalangi—one of the 85 arsenic affected blocks in West Bengal, India. Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Md. Amir Hossain, Bhaskar Das, Dilip Lodh, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Shymapada Pati, Imrul Kaies, Ajoy Kishore Barua, Quazi Quamruzzaman and Dipankar Chakraborti. Science of The Total Environment, 338 (3), 15 February 2005, Pages 189-200.

8. Status of groundwater arsenic contamination and human suffering in a Gram Panchayet (cluster of villages) in Murshidabad, one of the nine arsenic affected districts in West Bengal-India: A semi-microlevel study. Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Dilip Lodh, Md. Amir Hossain, Bhaskar Das, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Imrul Kaies, Ajoy Kishore Barua, Quazi Quamruzzaman and Dipankar Chakraborti. Journal of Water and Health, 2005, 3 (3), 2005, 283-296.

9. Murshidabad - one of the nine groundwater arsenic affected districts of West Bengal, India. Part I: Magnitude of contamination and population at risk. Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Subhash Chandra Mukherjee, Shymapada Pati, Sad Ahamed, Dilip Lodh, Bhaskar Das, M. Amir Hossain, Bishwajit Nayak, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Shyamal Kanti Palit, Imrul Kaies, Ajoy Kishore Barua, Khondaker Abdul Asad, Amitava Mukherjee  and Dipankar Chakraborti. Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology, 43, 2005, 823-834.

10. Murshidabad - one of the nine groundwater arsenic affected districts of West Bengal, India. Part II: dermatological, neurological and obstetric findings. Subhash Chandra Mukherjee, Kshitish Chandra Saha, Shymapada Pati, Rathindra Nath Dutta, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Dilip Lodh, Bhaskar Das, M. Amir Hossain, Bishwajit Nayak, Shyamal Kanti Palit, Imrul Kaies, Ajoy Kishore Barua, Khondaker Abdul Asad, Amitava Mukherjee and Dipankar Chakraborti. Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology,43, 2005,  835-848.

11. Million dollar arsenic removal plants in West Bengal, India: Useful or not? M. Amir Hossain, Amitava Mukherjee, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Sad Ahamed, Bhaskar Das, Bishwajit Nayak, Arup Pal, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman  and Dipankar Chakraborti. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 41(2), 2006; 216 – 225.

12. Arsenic Burden of Cooked Rice: Traditional and Modern Method. M. K. Sengupta, M. A. Hossain, A. Mukherjee, S. Ahamed, B. Das, B. Nayak, A. Pal & D. Chakraborti. Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology 44 (2006), 1821-1829.

13. Arsenic groundwater contamination and its health effects in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) in upper and middle Ganga plain, India: A severe danger. Sad Ahamed, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Amitava Mukherjee, M. Amir Hossain, Bhaskar Das, Bishwajit Nayak, Arup Pal, Subhas Chandra Mukherjee, Shyamapada Pati, Rathindra Nath Dutta, Garga Chatterjee, Adreesh Mukherjee, Rishiji Srivastava and Dipankar Chakraborti. .Science of the Total Environment. 370 (2006), 310-322.

14. Groundwater arsenic contamination and its health effects in the Ganga-Meghna-Brahmaputra plain. Dipankar Chakraborti, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, Sad Ahamed, Uttam Kumar Chowdhury, Md. Amir Hossain, Subhash Chandra Mukherjee, Shyamapada Pati, Kshitish Chandra Saha, R.N. Dutta, Quazi Quamruzzaman. Journal of Environment Monitoring, 2004, 6, 75N-83N.

15. An eight-year study report on groundwater arsenic contamination and health effects in Eruani Village, Bangladesh and an approach for its mitigation. Sad Ahamed, Mrinal Kumar Sengupta, Subhas Chandra Mukherjee, Shyamapada Pati, Amitava Mukherjee, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, M. Amir Hossain, Bhaskar Das, Bishwajit Nayak, Arup Pal, Abu Zafar, Saiful Kabir, Selina Akhter Banu, Salim Morshed, Tanzima Islam, M. Mahmuder Rahman, Quazi Quamruzzaman, and Dipankar Chakraborti. Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, June 2006, pp. 129-141.

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