Title

Speciation and health risk assessment of arsenic in groundwater of Punjab, Pakistan

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Shakoor, MB, Niazi, NK, Bibi, I, Rahman, MM, Naidu, R, Shahid, M, Nawaz, MF & Arshad, M 2016, 'Speciation and health risk assessment of arsenic in groundwater of Punjab, Pakistan', in P Bhattacharya, M Vahter, J Jarsjo, J Kumpiene, A, Ahmad, C Sparrenbom, G Jacks, ME Donselaar, J Bundschuh, & R Naidu (eds), Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2016), CRC Press,The Netherlands, pp. 463-464. ISBN: 9781138029415.

Abstract

In this study, we examined the total and speciated Arsenic (As) concentrations and other drinking water quality parameters for unraveling the health risk of As from drinking water to humans. Groundwater samples (n = 62) were collected from three previously unexplored rural areas (Chichawatni, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan) of Punjab, Pakistan. The As concentration in the groundwater samples ranged from