RAP PUBLICATION 2006/20
Arsenic contamination of irrigation water, soil and crops in Bangladesh: Risk implications for sustainable agriculture and food safety in Asia
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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|Photo credits cover page:||Dr G.M. Panaullah, CIMMYT, Bangladesh|
|For copies write to:||Zhijun Chen
Water Resources Development and Conservation Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Tel: (+66) 2 697 4000
Fax: (+66) 2 697 4445
1. Background .
1.1 Arsenic contaminated irrigation water: the risks.
2. Arsenic in agriculture: current knowledge
2.1 Soil chemistry
2.3 Arsenic speciation in foods.
3.1 Arsenic in irrigation water, soil and crops
3.2 Human exposure
3.3 Agricultural management options
4. Summary and recommendations
4.1 Knowledge and gaps in knowledge
4.4 Lessons learned.