Economic Cost of Arsenic Disaster: Policy Choices for Bangladesh

Research Team:  M. Zakir Hossain Khan, A K Enamul Haque

Sponsored By: South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economists (SANDEE) 

The study looks in to the severity of arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh and measures health impact and cost associated with arsenic contamination. Results shows that individuals suffering from arsenic spent up to 0.6% of their annual income. The study also finds that cumulative effects of disease like Melanosis and Keratosis differs based on wealth. In short richer households are more successful avoiding illness related to arsenic contaminated water.

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Economic Cost of Arsenic Disaster: Policy Choices for Bangladesh

Author(s):  M. Zakir Hossain Khan and A K Enamul Haque 

Published By: Economic Research Group (ERG)

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