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Analysis of women's social status in Arsenic Prone Area: a case study of Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • 2Department of Geography, Women's College, Calcutta, West Bengal, India and School of Water Resources Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-32, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 42-44, October,22 (2017)


An examination was directed in Bairia town in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India to know the degree and extent of arsenic and its wellbeing impacts with uncommon reference to dermatological impacts in ladies. 120 specimens were gathered from hand tube wells from the investigation range and broke down for arsenic. Results demonstrated that the arsenic tainting in shallow tube wells was considerably higher than as far as possible. The examination enlisted 70 ladies of various age assemble by arbitrary inspecting to recognize arsenical skin sickness. This investigation recognized direct and serious skin injuries in 60% of ladies. Arsenical infection like melanosis (hyperpigmentation or dim spots and hypopigmentation or white spots), hyperkeratosis (solidified skin), fringe vascular malady (Blackfoot disease). 60% patients are as yet drinking defiled water because of absence of mindfulness and exchange water source. Overview report demonstrated that because of arsenical illness in ladies individuals are not indicating enthusiasm for getting hitched here and number of guest sare diminishing step by step.


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