This IWMI review documents impacts of arsenic contamination on the food chain and human health in Eastern Ganges basin and calls for urgent new research and long-term monitoring of data to understand and tackle arsenic contamination in the region.

The Ganges Basin is a part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) River Basin and is one of the most populated (600 million) river basins in the world. This study focuses on the Eastern Ganges Basin (EGB) and covers India (Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal), Bangladesh and the Nepal Terai.