A Bangladeshi woman collects contaminated water from the polluted Buriganga in Dhaka. Photo: AFP

The ‘largest mass poisoning of a population in history’: 20 million Bangladeshis exposed to arsenic-laced drinking water

Chronic exposure to arsenic is linked to cancers of the liver, kidney, bladder and skin as well as heart disease.

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A Bangladeshi woman collects contaminated water from the polluted Buriganga in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
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