BEN Bimonthly Webinar



Webinar 11:
Impact of Sea Level Rise on Arsenic Contamination in the Drinking Water in
Bangladesh.

(Over 170 million people live in Bangladesh. Approximately 97% of Bangladeshis drink well water. Approximately 49% of Bangladesh’s area has drinking well water with arsenic (As) concentrations that exceed the 10 micrograms per liter (μg/L) World Health Organization (WHO) guideline. This exposure to a potent carcinogen is a significant threat to public health.
About 21% of Bangladesh is flooded each year during a typical monsoon season. As climate change progresses, sea levels will continue to rise, and the area and duration of these annual floods will increase. We hypothesize that these climate change consequences can increase arsenic release from sediments into Bangladesh’s drinking well water.)

Keynote:
Seth H. Frisbie
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Norwich University, Northfield, VT, United States of America

Erika J. Mitchell
Better Life Laboratories, Incorporated, East Calais, VT, United States of America

Azizur R. Molla
Public Health Program, College of Health Professions, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, United States of America

(Q&A and comments from the audience: 30 minutes)

10 AM – 12:00 PM USA Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/New York Time)
Zoom Meeting ID: 873 4510 0614; Passcode: ben

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