Tag: Arsenic in water – Risks of Gallblader Cancer


Science and Technology Arsenic in water – Risks of Gallblader Cancer Scientists from Public Health Foundation of India, Centre for chronic disease control, B. Borooah cancer institute and IIT-Kharagpur collaborated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted study on effects of Arsenic.  Aim of the study: To investigate exposure of Arsenic in drinking water and finding its risk of getting affected to Gallbladder Cancer (GBC) Report Findings: The chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water, even at low-moderate levels, may be a potential risk factor for Gallbladder cancer. About Arsenic: Arsenic is a heavy metal atom and highly toxic in its inorganic form Long-term exposure to arsenic from drinking-water and food can cause cancer and skin lesions WHO recommended the limit of arsenic in drinking-water is 10 μg/L