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Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 231-240
DOI: 10.3923/rjet.2015.231.240
Arsenic Fate in the Ground Water and its Effect on Soil-Crop Systems
Kaizar Hossain, Shlrene Quaik, Gaurav Pant, Sarita Yada, Y.A. Maruthi, Mohd Rafatullah, Mohammed Nasir and Norli Ismail

Abstract:
Environmental pollution is a major global concern. When sources of water pollution are enumerated, agriculture is, with increasing frequency, listed as a major contributor. One of the major factors determining uptake and toxicity to plants is the form of arsenic (As). The present study deals with the source of arsenic contamination in groundwater, accumulation of the toxin in soils and crops in the affected belt of West Bengal irrigated with contaminated groundwater and in animal tissues and products and demonstrates the pathways, other than drinking water, through which arsenic may have access to human, animal and crop systems. This article can be established well with the findings of a rice pot-culture experiment with different crop plants raised in a crop cafeteria experiment exhibited varying tendencies to accumulate arsenic in different plant parts in the following sequence: root>stem>leaf>economic produce.
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How to cite this article:

Kaizar Hossain, Shlrene Quaik, Gaurav Pant, Sarita Yada, Y.A. Maruthi, Mohd Rafatullah, Mohammed Nasir and Norli Ismail, 2015. Arsenic Fate in the Ground Water and its Effect on Soil-Crop Systems. Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology, 9: 231-240.

DOI: 10.3923/rjet.2015.231.240

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjet.2015.231.240

 
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