Arsenic Contamination, Nutrition, and Economic Growth in Bangladesh

Brief No. 1:1: Arsenic Contamination, Nutrition, and Economic Growth in Bangladesh

Author: Mark M. Pitt
Secondary Authors: Mark R. Rosenzweig, Nazmul Hassan
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TitleArsenic Contamination, Nutrition, and Economic Growth in Bangladesh
Publication TypeResearch Brief
Secondary AuthorsRosenzweig MR, Hassan N
Year of Publication2012
Number1:1
Date Published02/17/2012
Abstract

This Research Brief highlights a study that provides new estimates of the effects of dietary exposure to arsenic, and how arsenic ingestion and retention causally affects nutritional status, physical and cognitive capacity, and household income, using toenail clippings obtained from a sample of members in rural households in Bangladesh.