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Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

A Survey for Risk Assessment of Groundwater Arsenic Intoxication in Certain Regions of Western up

Priya Bajaj1 and Baby Tabassum2*

1Department of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Noida, Rampur, Utter Pradesh, India
2Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Govt. Raza P.G. College, Rampur, Utter Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Baby Tabassum, Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Govt. Raza P.G. College, Rampur, Utter Pradesh, India.

Received: January 25, 2022; Published: February 16, 2022


Heavy metal toxicity is a global health concern. Arsenic is a top ranked toxic metalloid occurring naturally but exposed unavailingly because of human interference. Groundwater arsenic contamination is a serious health issue in West Bengal and other states of India. The present study is designed to find out the toxicity status of arsenic in groundwater of three districts in Western Uttar Pradesh viz. Moradabad, Rampur and Bareilly. For this purpose, samples were collected from different depths of marked sites in selected districts at various times of the year using the prescribed protocols and subjected to AAS analysis. Thus obtained numerical results were tabulated and analysed statistically to calculate the average arsenic content and contamination factor of selected districts. The results indicate a high level of arsenic content as compared to the WHO permissible limit which is just 0.01mg/L. Although all the three districts are at potential risk, but district Bareilly is on the verge. These results may be due to excessive industrialization, unwise e-waste disposal and extensive agricultural application of arsenic compounds. It is now suggested to control the reckless discharge of industrial and agricultural effluents and maintain strict regulation on illegal e-waste disposal in western Uttar Pradesh.

Keywords: Arsenic Toxicity; Western UP; WHO permissible limit


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Citation: Priya Bajaj and Baby Tabassum. “A Survey for Risk Assessment of Groundwater Arsenic Intoxication in Certain Regions of Western up". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.3 (2022): 26-33.


Copyright: © 2022 Priya Bajaj and Baby Tabassum. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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