Question raised in Rajya Sabha on arsenic contamination of ground water, 02/03/2015. Also includes State-wise number of Arsenic affected habitations reported by States as on 1/4/2014 which are yet to be provided with safe drinking water.
Previous studies indicate that breast milk arsenic concentrations are relatively low even in areas with high drinking water arsenic. However, it is uncertain whether breastfeeding leads to reduced infant exposure to arsenic in regions with lower arsenic concentrations. The researchers estimated the relative contributions of breast milk and formula to arsenic exposure during early infancy in a U.S. population.