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The World Bank Group: Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh and Efforts to Address It. With more than an estimated 20 million of its 126 million people assumed to be drinking contaminated water and another 70 million potentially at risk, Bangladesh is facing what has been described as perhaps the largest mass poisoning in history. This is the World Bank Group project website. See also: The Asia Arsenic Network is a citizens’ association established in April 1994 by those doctors, teachers and journalists, among others, who supported the struggle of the Toroku and Matsuo arsenic victims. The Network aims to share experience and knowledge with the arsenic victims and experts in other Asian Countries to learn from each other and cooperate with a view to seeking ways to solve each problem.   Compiled by Jerry Owen