Towards an Arsenic Safe Environment in Bangladesh (Executive Summary)
This is the executive summary. The main document provides an up-to-date summary of the state of the knowledge regarding the arsenic problem in Bangladesh from health, water supply and agricultural perspectives. It analyses the principal challenges to arsenic mitigation, identifies emerging threats and proposes a set of key actions to accelerate and consolidate progress. The publication is intended to reinvigorate the arsenic mitigation efforts of all stakeholders in Bangladesh and calls for urgent action to address the major challenges posed by arsenic contamination of water and food. Three UN agencies (FAO, WHO and UNICEF), the Water and Sanitation Programme of the World Bank, and three Ministries (the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development & Cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health and Family Planning) cooperated to publish this document.