Scientists in Sweden are propagating laterite treatment for the removal of arsenic from groundwater in the Bengal Delta plains
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Parvin Khaleda . Back from Sirajdikhan, Munshiganj When dark spots had started appearing on Robeda Begum's hands and feet nine years back, members of her family even stared at her with doubts. Some of the neighbours distanced themselves from her as they took the lesions as symptoms of some contagious disease. Initially, this was the attitude towards people with arsenic-related ailments until the disease and its cure were unknown to them. Massive awareness over the years changed the people's attitude towards aersenicosis patients and alerted them to the danger of arsenic poisoning.