Ashok Ghosh (2 July 1921 – 3 March 2016) was an Indian Bengali politician and a senior leader of All India Forward Bloc political party.
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When I joined the cancer hospital, I started checking blood, hair and nail samples of cancer patients and found they have very clear-cut symptoms of arsenic poisoning, i saw 6 and 7-year-old children coming with cancer. These children don't chew tobacco or smoke. It was very disturbing, and I could not sleep. Slowly, I adjusted.
– Ashok Ghosh
Found on CNN8 months ago
The cause of the upsurge in arsenic concentration is the overuse of groundwater for irrigation and drinking, which happens when withdrawal rates exceed recharge rate, there is no law here to check excessive groundwater withdrawal.
It is a slow poison. Symptoms appear after continuous ingestion over five to 12 years.
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