Debapriya Mondal
University of Manchester
Publications 34
Use of excess water in cooking of rice is a well-studied short-term arsenic removal technique. However, the outcome on the nutritional content of rice is not well addressed. We determined the benefit of different cooking techniques on arsenic removal and the associated risk of losing the essential elements in rice. Overall, we found 4.5%, 30%, and 44% decrease in the arsenic content of rice when cooked with rice-to-water ratios of 1:3, 1:6 (p = 0.004), and 1:10 (parboiling; p < 0.0001), respecti...
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Background:Exposure to some perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFN...
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#1Debapriya Mondal (University of Exeter)H-Index: 15
#2Tamara S. Galloway (University of Exeter)H-Index: 57
Last.Fiona Mathews (University of Exeter)H-Index: 13
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Background Stillbirth rates have changed little over the last decade, and a high proportion of cases are unexplained. This meta-analysis examined whether there are inequalities in stillbirth risks according to sex.
45 CitationsSource
#1Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman (UniSA: University of South Australia)H-Index: 37
#2Debapriya Mondal (University of Salford)H-Index: 15
Last.Dipankar Chakraborti (Jadavpur University)H-Index: 45
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summary A comprehensive study was conducted in Nadia, one of the nine arsenic (As) affected districts in West Bengal, India to determine the extent and severity of groundwater As contamination and its health effects in particular, dermatological effects and neurological complications. We collected 28,947 hand tube-well water samples from all 17 blocks of Nadia district and analyzed for As by the flow injection-hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometer (FI-HG-AAS). We found 51.4% and 17.3...
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#1Jessica A. Adams (University of Exeter)H-Index: 1
#2Tamara S. Galloway (University of Exeter)H-Index: 57
Last.Fiona Mathews (University of Exeter)H-Index: 13
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article i nfo Mobile phones are owned by most of the adult population worldwide. Radio-frequency electromagnetic radia- tion (RF-EMR) from these devices could potentially affect sperm development and function. Around 14% of couples in high- and middle-income countries have difficulty conceiving, and there are unexplained declines in semen quality reported in several countries. Given the ubiquity of mobile phone use, the potential role of this environmental exposure needs to be clarified. A syste...
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#1Debapriya MondalH-Index: 15
#2Bhaswati GanguliH-Index: 8
Last.David A. PolyaH-Index: 34
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There is a growing discussion about the possibility of arsenic mitigation measures in Bengal and similar areas leading to undesirable substitution of water-borne-pathogen attributable risks pathogens for risks attributable to arsenic, in part because of uncertainties in relative pathogen concentrations in supplied and end-use water. We try to resolve this discussion, by assessing the relative contributions of water supply and end-user practices to water-borne-pathogen-attributable risks for arse...
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#1Mayukh BanerjeeH-Index: 16
#2Nilanjana BanerjeeH-Index: 10
Last.Ashok K. GiriH-Index: 34
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Arsenic in drinking water may cause major deleterious health impacts including death. Although arsenic in rice has recently been demonstrated to be a potential exposure route for humans, there has been to date no direct evidence for the impact of such exposure on human health. Here we show for the first time, through a cohort study in West Bengal, India, involving over 400 human subjects not otherwise significantly exposed to arsenic through drinking water, elevated genotoxic effects, as measure...
90 CitationsSource
#1Debapriya Mondal (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 15
#2Rosana Hernandez Weldon (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
Last.Tony FletcherH-Index: 48
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Background: The presence of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in breast milk has been documented, but their lactational transfer has been rarely studied. Determination of the elimination rates of, these chemicals during breastfeeding is important and critical for assessing exposure in mothers, and infants., O b jectives: We aimed to investigate the association between breastfeeding and maternal serum, concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorononanoic...
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Microbially mediated reductive processes involving the oxidation of labile organic carbon are widely considered to be critical to the release of arsenic into shallow groundwaters in South and Southeast Asia. In areas where there is significant pumping of groundwater for irrigation the involvement of surface-derived organic carbon drawn down from ponds into the underlying aquifers has been proposed but remains highly controversial. Here we present isotopic data from two sites with contrasting gro...
50 CitationsSource
#1Tony Fletcher (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 48
#2Tamara S. Galloway (University of Exeter)H-Index: 57
Last.Lorna W. Harries (University of Exeter)H-Index: 37
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Abstract Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, ‘C8’) and perfluoroctane sulphonate (PFOS) are environmentally stable compounds with industrial and consumer uses and long half-lives in humans. Concern has been raised over chronic exposure effects to human health, especially in relation to cholesterol metabolism. Here, we explore the association between exposure to PFOA and PFOS and the in vivo expression of genes involved in cholesterol metabolism. We studied 290 individuals exposed to background levels ...
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