Thousands of people are suffering from arsenic
Thousands of people are suffering from arsenic poisonings and more are being affected every day. Arsenicosis is caused by drinking tube well water containing arsenic. People who drink uncontaminated water do not catch arsenicosis from affected people. The main recommendation for the people who are affected by arsenic is to drink water from a source that contains no arsenic.
The effects of arsenicosis are less severe among people who eat a healthy, balanced diet, ideally containing fish and vegetables. This is an initial treatment for arsenicosis and may be part of the reason why the number of arsenicosis patients in Bangladesh is still relatively low. It is believed that vitamins A, C and E are effected for treatment of arsenicosis.