Introduction to Arsenic
Arsenic in Water, Agriculture, and the Environment
Arsenic and Agriculture
Arsenic originating form soil or irrigation water could result in:
Arsenic and Land Sustainability
The long-term application of arsenic through irrigation water could result in the continual build-up of arsenic in the soil and the loss of land and agricultural sustainability.
Arsenic and the Economy
Arsenic might impact the economy by:
In Bangladesh, consumer confidence is now becoming a major issue, as evident from labels on bottled water and signs in the vegetable market advising people of arsenic-free products. Crops originating in those regions where severe occurrence of arsenic toxicity have been reported may reduce their marketability. This impacts the economic sustainability of the farmers.