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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Alexander F. van Geen

Superfund Research Program

Alexander F. van Geen

Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory-The Earth Institute
206 Core Lab
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades, New York 10964
Phone: 845-365-8644
Fax: 845-365-8154
Email: avangeen@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Publications

2020

  • Filippelli G, Anenberg SC, Taylor M, Khreis H, van Geen AF. 2020. New Approaches to Identifying and Reducing the Global Burden of Disease From Pollution. Geohealth 4:25. doi:10.1029/2018GH000167 PMID:32226911 PMCID:PMC7097880
  • Kumar A, Singh CK, Bostick BC, Nghiem AA, Mailloux BJ, van Geen AF. 2020. Regulation of groundwater arsenic concentrations in the Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej floodplains of Punjab, India. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 283:265. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.03.003
  • Mailloux BJ, Procopio NA, Bakker M, Chen T, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Mozumder R, Ellis T, Chillrud SN, van Geen AF. 2020. Recommended sampling intervals for arsenic in private wells. Ground Water 10:doi:10.1111/gwat.13020 PMID:32483831
  • Mihajlov I, Mozumder R, Bostick BC, Stute M, Mailloux BJ, Knappett PS, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Schlosser P, van Geen AF. 2020. Arsenic contamination of Bangladesh aquifers exacerbated by clay layers. Nat Commun 11:2244. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16104-z PMID:32382006
  • Mozumder R, Bostick BC, Selim M, Islam M, Shoenfelt EM, Ellis T, Mailloux BJ, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2020. Similar retardation of arsenic in gray Holocene and orange Pleistocene sediments: Evidence from field-based column experiments in Bangladesh. Water Res 183:12. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116081 PMID:32784107
  • Mozumder R, Michael HA, Mihajlov I, Khan MR, Knappett PS, Bostick BC, Mailloux BJ, Ahmed KM, Choudhury I, Koffman T, Ellis T, Whaley-Martin K, San Pedro R, Slater GF, Stute M, Schlosser P, van Geen AF. 2020. Origin of groundwater arsenic in a rural Pleistocene aquifer in Bangladesh depressurized by distal municipal pumping. Water Resour Res 56:26. doi:10.1029/2020WR027178
  • van Geen AF, Ellis T, Ullah Baig Z, Farooqi A, Javed A. 2020. Soil arsenic but not rice arsenic increasing with arsenic in irrigation water in the Punjab plains of Pakistan. Plant Soil 11:doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04518-z
  • van Geen AF, Yao Y, Ellis T, Gelman AE. 2020. Fallout of lead over Paris from the 2019 Notre-Dame Cathedral fire. Geohealth 4(8):13. doi:10.1029/2020GH000279

2019

  • Huhmann BL, Harvey CF, Navas-Acien A, Graziano JH, Parvez F, Chen Y, Argos M, Ahmed A, Hasan R, Ahsan H, van Geen AF. 2019. Changes in arsenic exposure in Araihazar, Bangladesh from 2001 through 2015 following a blanket well testing and education campaign. Environ Int 125:82-89. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.026 PMID:30710803 PMCID:PMC6449151
  • Huhmann BL, Harvey CF, Uddin A, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Duxbury JM, Ellis T, van Geen AF. 2019. Inversion of high-arsenic soil for improved rice yield in Bangladesh. Environ Sci Technol 53(7):3410-3418. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b06064 PMID:30816703
  • Jamil N, Feng H, Ahmed KM, Choudhury I, Barnwal P, van Geen AF. 2019. Effectiveness of different approaches to arsenic mitigation over 18 years in Araihazar, Bangladesh: Implications for national policy. Environ Sci Technol 53(10):5596-5604. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b01375 PMID:31033281 PMCID:PMC6535723
  • Landes FC, Inauen J, Ponce-Canchihuaman J, Markowski K, Ellis T, van Geen AF. 2019. Does involving parents in soil sampling identify causes of child exposure to lead? A case study of community engagement in mining impacted towns in Peru. Geohealth doi:10.1029/2019GH000200
  • Landes FC, Paltseva A, Sobolewski JM, Cheng Z, Ellis T, Mailloux BJ, van Geen AF. 2019. A field procedure to screen soil for hazardous lead. Anal Chem 91(13):8192-8198. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.9b00681 PMID:31177771 PMCID:PMC6610547
  • Nghiem AA, Stahl MO, Mailloux BJ, Mai TT, Trang PK, Viet PH, Harvey CF, van Geen AF, Bostick BC. 2019. Quantifying riverine recharge impacts on redox contitions and arsenic released in groundwater aquifers along the Red River, Vietnam. Water Resour Res doi:10.1029/2019WR024816
  • van Geen AF, Farooqi A, Kumar A, Khattack JA, Mushtaq N, Hussain I, Ellis T, Singh CK. 2019. Field testing of over 30,000 wells for arsenic across 400 villages of the Punjab plains of Pakistan and India: implications for prioritizing mitigation. Sci Total Environ 654:1358-1363. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.201 PMID:30841408 PMCID:PMC6407622

2018

  • Choudhury R, Nath B, Khan MR, Mahanta C, Ellis T, van Geen AF. 2018. The impact of aquifer flushing on groundwater arsenic across a 35 km transect perpendicular to the Upper Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. Water Resour Res 54(10):8160-8173. doi:10.1029/2017WR022485 PMID:30906078 PMCID:PMC6424526
  • Haque E, Mailloux BJ, de Wolff D, Gilioli S, Kelly C, Ahmed EB, Small C, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF, Bostick BC. 2018. Quantitative drinking water arsenic concentrations in field environments using mobile phone photometry of field kits. Sci Total Environ 618:579-585. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.123 PMID:29102200 PMCID:PMC5773362
  • Sanchez TR, Slavkovich VN, LoIacono NJ, van Geen AF, Ellis T, Chillrud SN, Balac O, Islam T, Parvez F, Ahsan H, Graziano JH, Navas-Acien A. 2018. Urinary metals and metal mixtures in Bangladesh: Exploring environmental sources in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS). Environ Int 121:852-860. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.031 PMID:30343184 PMCID:PMC6231410
  • Sun J, Mailloux BJ, Chillrud SN, van Geen AF, Thompson A, Bostick BC. 2018. Simultaneously quantifying ferrihydrite and goethite in natural sediments using the method of standard additions with X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Chemical Geology 476:248-259. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.11.021 PMID:29353912 PMCID:PMC5771421
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Chen Y, Factor-Litvak P, Lolacono NJ, Levy D, Shahriar H, Uddin MN, Islam T, Lomax A, Saxena R, Gibson EA, Kioumourtzoglou M, Balac O, Sanchez TR, Kline JK, Santiago D, Ellis T, Graziano JH, van Geen AF. 2018. A cross-sectional study of water arsenic exposure and intellectual function in adolescence in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Int 118:304-313. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.037 PMID:29933234

2017

  • Aziz Z, Bostick BC, Zheng Y, Huq R, Rahman M, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2017. Evidence of decoupling between arsenic and phosphate in shallow groundwater of Bangladesh and potential implications. Appl Geochem 77:167-177. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.03.001 PMID:28239232 PMCID:PMC5321624
  • Gnanaprakasam ET, Lloyd JR, Boothman C, Ahmed KM, Choudhury I, Bostick BC, van Geen AF, Mailloux BJ. 2017. Microbial community structure and arsenic biogeochemistry in two arsenic-impacted aquifers in Bangladesh. MBio 8(6):e01326-17. doi:10.1128/mBio.01326-17 PMID:29184025 PMCID:PMC5705915
  • Huhmann BL, Harvey CF, Uddin A, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Duxbury JM, Bostick BC, van Geen AF. 2017. Field study of rice yield diminished by soil arsenic in Bangladesh. Environ Sci Technol 51:11553–11560. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01487 PMID:28929748 PMCID:PMC5645253
  • Pfaff A, Schoenfeld A, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2017. Reduction in exposure to arsenic from drinking well-water in Bangladesh limited by insufficient testing and awareness. J Water Sanit Hyg Dev 7(2):331-339. doi:10.2166/washdev.2017.136 PMID:28966785 PMCID:PMC5617131
  • Whaley-Martin K, Mailloux BJ, van Geen AF, Bostick BC, Ahmed KM, Choudhury I, Slater GF. 2017. Human and livestock waste as a reduced carbon source contributing to the release of arsenic to shallow Bangladesh groundwater. Sci Total Environ 595:63-71. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.234 PMID:28388451

2016

  • Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Hasan M, Mozumder R, Knappett PS, Ellis T, van Geen AF. 2016. Evidence for elevated levels of arsenic in public wells of Bangladesh due to improper installation. Ground Water 54(6):871-877. doi:10.1111/gwat.12417 PMID:27015264 PMCID:PMC5035712
  • Khan MR, Knappett PS, Ahmed KM, Bostick BC, Mailloux BJ, Mozumder R, Harvey CF, van Geen AF, Michael HA. 2016. Megacity pumping and preferential flow threaten groundwater quality. Nat Commun 7:12833. doi:10.1038/ncomms12833 PMID:27673729 PMCID:PMC5052627
  • Knappett PS, Mailloux BJ, Choudhury I, Khan MR, Michael HA, Barua S, Mondal DR, Steckler MS, Akhter S, Ahmed KM, Bostick BC, Harvey CF, Shamsudduha M, Shuai P, Mihajlov I, Mozumder R, van Geen AF. 2016. Vulnerability of low-arsenic aquifers to municipal pumping in Bangladesh. J Hydrol 539:674-686. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.035 PMID:28966395 PMCID:PMC5617134
  • Mihajlov I, Stute M, Schlosser P, Mailloux BJ, Zheng Y, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2016. Recharge of low-arsenic aquifers tapped by community wells in Araihazar, Bangladesh, inferred from environmental isotopes. Water Resour Res 52(5):3324-3349. doi:10.1002/2015WR018224 PMID:28966406 PMCID:PMC5617127
  • Sanchez TR, Levy D, Shahriar MH, Uddin MN, Siddique A, Graziano JH, Lomax-Luu A, van Geen AF, Gamble MV. 2016. Provision of well-water treatment units to 600 households in Bangladesh: a longitudinal analysis of urinary arsenic indicates fading utility. Sci Total Environ 563-564:131-137. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.112 PMID:27135575 PMCID:PMC4907796
  • van Geen AF, Ahmed KM, Ahmed EB, Choudhury I, Mozumder R, Bostick BC, Mailloux BJ. 2016. Inequitable allocation of deep community wells for reducing arsenic exposure in Bangladesh. J Water Sanit Hyg Dev 6(1):142-150. doi:10.2166/washdev.2015.115 PMID:27087915 PMCID:PMC4827352
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Factor-Litvak P, Kline JK, Siddique A, Shahriar H, Uddin MN, van Geen AF, Mey JL, Balac O, Graziano JH. 2016. Child intelligence and reductions in water arsenic and manganese: a two-year follow-up study in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 124(7):1114-1120. doi:10.1289/ehp.1509974 PMID:26713676 PMCID:PMC4937860
  • Whaley-Martin K, Mailloux BJ, van Geen AF, Bostick BC, Silvern R, Kim C, Ahmed KM, Choudhury I, Slater GF. 2016. Stimulation of microbially mediated arsenic release in Bangladesh aquifers by young carbon indicated by radiocarbon analysis of sedimentary bacterial lipids. Environ Sci Technol 50(14):7353-7363. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00868 PMID:27333443

2015

  • Khan K, Ahmed EB, Factor-Litvak P, Liu X, Siddique A, Wasserman GA, Slavkovich VN, Levy D, Mey JL, van Geen AF, Graziano JH. 2015. Evaluation of an elementary school-based educational intervention for reducing arsenic exposure in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 123(12):1331-1336. doi:10.1289/ehp.1409462 PMID:25956010 PMCID:PMC4671245
  • Peters BA, Hall MN, Liu X, Parvez F, Sanchez TR, van Geen AF, Mey JL, Siddique A, Shahriar H, Uddin MN, Islam T, Balac O, Ilievski V, Factor-Litvak P, Graziano JH, Gamble MV. 2015. Folic acid and creatine as therapeutic approaches to lower blood arsenic: a randomized controlled trial. Environ Health Perspect 123(12):1294-1301. doi:10.1289/ehp.1409396 PMID:25978852 PMCID:PMC4671237

2014

2013

  • Balasubramanya S, Pfaff A, Bennear L, Tarozzi A, Ahmed KM, Schoenfeld A, van Geen AF. 2013. Evolution of households' responses to the groundwater arsenic crisis in Bangladesh: information on environmental health risks can have increasing behavioral impact over time. Environ Dev Econ 1-17. doi:10.1017/S1355770X13000612 PMID:25383015 PMCID:PMC4219574
  • Bennear L, Tarozzi A, Pfaff A, Balasubramanya S, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2013. Impacts of a randomized controlled trial in arsenic risk communication on household water-source choices in Bangladesh. J Environ Econ Manage 65(2):225-240. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2012.07.006 PMID:23997355 PMCID:PMC3754452
  • Chen Y, Wu F, Parvez F, Ahmed A, Eunus M, McClintock TR, Patwary T, Islam T, Ghosal AK, Islam S, Hasan R, Levy D, Sarwar G, Slavkovich VN, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Ahsan H. 2013. Arsenic exposure from drinking water and QT-interval prolongation: results from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study. Environ Health Perspect 121(4):427-432. doi:10.1289/ehp.1205197 PMID:23384555 PMCID:PMC3620737
  • Feighery J, Mailloux BJ, Ferguson AS, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF, Culligan PJ. 2013. Transport of E. coli in aquifer sediments of Bangladesh: Implications for widespread microbial contamination of groundwater. Water Resour Res 49(7):3897-3911. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20289 PMID:24653543 PMCID:PMC3956056
  • Hall MN, Niedzwiecki M, Liu X, Harper KN, Alam S, Slavkovich VN, Ilievski V, Levy D, Siddique A, Parvez F, Mey JL, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Gamble MV. 2013. Chronic arsenic exposure and blood glutathione and glutathione disulfide concentrations in Bangladeshi adults. Environ Health Perspect 121(9):1068-1074. doi:10.1289/ehp.1205727 PMID:23792557 PMCID:PMC3764071
  • Mailloux BJ, Trembath-Reichert E, Cheung J, Watson M, Stute M, Freyer GA, Ferguson AS, Ahmed KM, Alam M, Buchholz BA, Thomas J, Layton AC, Zheng Y, Bostick BC, van Geen AF. 2013. Advection of surface-derived organic carbon fuels microbial reduction in Bangladesh groundwater. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(14):5331-5335. doi:10.1073/pnas.1213141110 PMID:23487743 PMCID:PMC3619377
  • Niedzwiecki M, Hall MN, Liu X, Oka J, Harper KN, Slavkovich VN, Ilievski V, Levy D, van Geen AF, Mey JL, Alam S, Siddique A, Parvez F, Graziano JH, Gamble MV. 2013. A dose-response study of arsenic exposure and global methylation of peripheral blood mononuclear cell DNA in Bangladeshi adults. Environ Health Perspect 121:1306-1312. doi:10.1289/ehp.1206421 PMID:24013868 PMCID:PMC3855504
  • Niedzwiecki M, Hall MN, Liu X, Oka J, Harper KN, Slavkovich VN, Ilievski V, Levy D, van Geen AF, Mey JL, Alam S, Siddique A, Parvez F, Graziano JH, Gamble MV. 2013. Blood glutathione redox status and global methylation of peripheral blood mononuclear cell DNA in Bangladeshi adults. Epigenetics 8(7):730-738. doi:10.4161/epi.25012 PMID:23803688 PMCID:PMC3781192
  • van Geen AF, Bostick BC, Trang PK, Lan V, Mai N, Manh PD, Viet PH, Radloff KA, Aziz Z, Mey JL, Stahl MO, Harvey CF, Oates P, Weinman B, Stengel C, Frei F, Kipfer R, Berg M. 2013. Retardation of arsenic transport through a Pleistocene aquifer. Nature 501:204-207. doi:10.1038/nature12444 PMID:24025840 PMCID:PMC3772538

2012

  • Ferguson AS, Layton AC, Mailloux BJ, Culligan PJ, Williams DE, Smartt AE, Sayler GS, Feighery J, McKay LD, Knappett PS, Alexandrova E, Arbit T, Emch M, Escamilla V, Ahmed KM, Alam M, Streatfield PK, Yunus M, van Geen AF. 2012. Comparison of fecal indicators with pathogenic bacteria and rotavirus in groundwater. Sci Total Environ 431:314-22. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.05.060 PMID:22705866 PMCID:PMC3587152
  • George CM, Graziano JH, Mey JL, van Geen AF. 2012. Impact on arsenic exposure of a growing proportion of untested wells in Bangladesh. Environ Health 11:7. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-11-7 PMID:22353180 PMCID:PMC3334680
  • George CM, Khan K, Islam T, Singha A, Moon-Howard J, Factor-Litvak P, van Geen AF, Graziano JH. 2012. Approaches to increase arsenic awareness in Bangladesh: an evaluation of an arsenic education program. Health Educ Behav doi:10.1177/1090198112454735 PMID:22984214 PMCID:PMC3696588
  • George CM, van Geen AF, Slavkovich VN, Singha A, Levy D, Islam T, Ahmed KM, Moon-Howard J, Tarozzi A, Liu X, Factor-Litvak P, Graziano JH. 2012. A cluster-based randomized controlled trial promoting community participation in arsenic mitigation efforts in Bangladesh. Environ Health 11:41. doi:10.1186/1476-069x-11-41 PMID:22713347 PMCID:PMC3506475
  • George CM, Zheng Y, Graziano JH, Bin Rasul S, Hossain Z, Mey JL, van Geen AF. 2012. Evaluation of an arsenic test kit for rapid well screening in Bangladesh. Environ Sci Technol 46(20):11213-11219. doi:10.1021/es300253p PMID:22866936 PMCID:PMC3653972
  • Khan K, Wasserman GA, Liu X, Ahmed EB, Parvez F, Slavkovich VN, Levy D, Mey JL, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Factor-Litvak P. 2012. Manganese exposure from drinking water and children's academic achievement. Neurotoxicology 33(1):91-97. doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2011.12.002 PMID:22182530 PMCID:PMC3282923
  • Knappett PS, McKay LD, Layton AC, Williams DE, Alam M, Hug M, Mey JL, Feighery J, Culligan PJ, Mailloux BJ, Zhuang J, Escamilla V, Emch M, Perfect E, Sayler GS, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2012. Implications of fecal bacteria input from latrine-polluted ponds for wells in sandy aquifers. Environ Sci Technol 46:1361-70. doi:10.1021/es202773w PMID:22191430 PMCID:PMC3602418
  • Knappett PS, McKay LD, Layton AC, Williams DE, Alam M, Mailloux BJ, Ferguson AS, Culligan PJ, Serre ML, Emch M, Ahmed KM, Sayler GS, van Geen AF. 2012. Unsealed tubewells lead to increased fecal contamination of drinking water. J Water Health 10:565-78. doi:10.2166/wh.2012.102 PMID:23165714 PMCID:PMC3612880
  • Wu F, Jasmine F, Kibriya MG, Liu M, Wojcik O, Parvez F, Rahaman R, Roy S, Paul-Brutus R, Segers S, Slavkovich VN, Islam T, Levy D, Mey JL, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Ahsan H, Chen Y. 2012. Association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and plasma levels of cardiovascular markers. Am J Epidemiol 175(12):1252-1261. doi:10.1093/aje/kwr464 PMID:22534204 PMCID:PMC3372314

2011

  • Chen Y, Graziano JH, Parvez F, Liu M, Slavkovich VN, Kalra T, Argos M, Ahmed A, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Hasan R, Sarwar G, Levy D, Ahsan H, van Geen AF. 2011. Arsenic exposure from drinking water and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh: prospective cohort study. BMJ 342:doi:10.1136/bmj.d2431 PMID:21546419 PMCID:PMC3088786
  • Dhar RK, Zheng Y, Saltikov CW, Radloff KA, Mailloux BJ, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2011. Microbes enhance mobility of arsenic in pleistocene aquifer sand from Bangladesh. Environ Sci Technol 45(7):2648-2654. doi:10.1021/es1022015 PMID:21405115
  • Escamilla V, Wagner B, Yunus M, Streatfield PK, van Geen AF, Emch M. 2011. Effect of deep tube well use on childhood diarrhoea in Bangladesh. Bull World Health Organ 89:521-527. doi:10.2471/BLT.10.085530 PMID:21734766 PMCID:PMC3127267
  • Ferguson AS, Mailloux BJ, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF, McKay LD, Culligan PJ. 2011. Hand-pumps as reservoirs for microbial contamination of well water. J Water Health 9(4):708-717. doi:10.2166/wh.2011.106 PMID:22048430
  • Khan K, Factor-Litvak P, Wasserman GA, Liu X, Ahmed EB, Parvez F, Slavkovich VN, Levy D, van Geen AF, Mey JL, Graziano JH. 2011. Manganese exposure from drinking water and children's classroom behavior in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 119:1501-1506. doi:10.1289/ehp.1003397 PMID:21493178 PMCID:PMC3230445
  • Knappett PS, Escamilla V, Layton AC, McKay LD, Emch M, Williams DE, Huq R, Alam M, Farhana L, Mailloux BJ, Ferguson AS, Sayler GS, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2011. Impact of population and latrines on fecal contamination of ponds in rural Bangladesh. Sci Total Environ 409(17):3174-3182. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.043 PMID:21632095 PMCID:PMC3150537
  • Leber J, Rahman MM, Ahmed KM, Mailloux BJ, van Geen AF. 2011. Contrasting influence of geology on E. coli and arsenic in aquifers of Bangladesh. Ground Water 49(1):111-123. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00689.x PMID:20236332
  • Parvez F, Wasserman GA, Factor-Litvak P, Liu X, Slavkovich VN, Siddique A, Sultana R, Islam T, Levy D, Mey JL, van Geen AF, Khan K, Kline JK, Ahsan H, Graziano JH. 2011. Arsenic exposure and motor function among children in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 119:1665-1670. doi:10.1289/ehp.1103548 PMID:21742576 PMCID:PMC3226503
  • Radloff KA, Zheng Y, Michael H, Stute M, Bostick BC, Mihajlov I, Huq MR, Choudhury A, Rahman MW, Schlosser P, Ahmed KM, van Geen AF. 2011. Arsenic migration to deep groundwater in Bangladesh influenced by adsorption and water demand. Nat Geosci 4:793-798. doi:10.1038/ngeo1283 PMID:22308168 PMCID:PMC3269239
  • van Geen AF, Ahmed KM, Akita Y, Alam M, Culligan PJ, Emch M, Escamilla V, Feighery J, Ferguson AS, Knappett PS, Layton AC, Mailloux BJ, McKay LD, Mey JL, Serre ML, Streatfield PK, Wu J, Yunus M. 2011. Fecal contamination of shallow tubewells in Bangladesh inversely related to arsenic. Environ Sci Technol 45(4):1199-1205. doi:10.1021/es103192b PMID:21226536 PMCID:PMC3037737
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Factor-Litvak P, Ahsan H, Levy D, Kline JK, van Geen AF, Mey JL, Slavkovich VN, Siddique A, Islam T, Graziano JH. 2011. Arsenic and manganese exposure and children's intellectual function. Neurotoxicology 32(4):450-457. doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2011.03.009 PMID:21453724 PMCID:PMC4062913
  • Wu J, van Geen AF, Ahmed KM, Alam Y, Culligan PJ, Escamilla V, Feighery J, Ferguson AS, Knappett PS, Mailloux BJ, McKay LD, Serre ML, Streatfield PK, Yunus M, Emch M. 2011. Increase in diarrheal disease associated with arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh. PLoS One 6(12):e29593. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029593 PMID:22216326 PMCID:PMC3247276
  • Wu J, Yunus M, Streatfield PK, van Geen AF, Escamilla V, Akita Y, Serre ML, Emch M. 2011. Impact of tubewell access and tubewell depth on childhood diarrhea in Matlab, Bangladesh. Environ Health 10:109. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-10-109 PMID:22192445 PMCID:PMC3274461

2010

  • Argos M, Kalra T, Rathouz PJ, Chen Y, Pierce BL, Parvez F, Islam T, Ahmed A, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Hasan R, Sarwar G, Slavkovich VN, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Ahsan H. 2010. Arsenic exposure from drinking water, and all-cause and chronic-disease mortalities in Bangladesh (HEALS): a prospective cohort study. Lancet 376(9737):252-258. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60481-3 PMID:20646756 PMCID:PMC3951449
  • Fendorf S, Michael H, van Geen AF. 2010. Spatial and temporal variations of groundwater arsenic in South and Southeast Asia. Science 328(5982):1123-1127. doi:10.1126/science.1172974 PMID:20508123
  • Garnier JM, Travassac F, Lenoble V, Rose J, Zheng Y, Hossain M, Chowdhury S, Biswas A, Ahmed KM, Cheng Z, van Geen AF. 2010. Temporal variations in arsenic uptake by rice plants in Bangladesh: The role of iron plaque in paddy fields irrigated with groundwater. Sci Total Environ 408(19):4185-4193. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.05.019 PMID:20576285 PMCID:PMC2908012

2009

  • Radloff KA, Zheng Y, Stute M, Ahmed KM, Schlosser P, van Geen AF. 2009. Effect of groundwater flow on dissolved As in a Bangladesh aquifer. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 73:A1067-A1067.
  • van Geen AF, Duxbury JM. 2009. Comment on "Growing rice aerobically markedly decreases arsenic accumulation". Environ Sci Technol 43(10):3971. doi:10.1021/es9002982 PMID:19544917

2008

  • Auffan M, Rose J, Proux O, Borschneck D, Masion A, Chaurand P, Hazemann J, Chaneac C, Jolivet J, Wiesner MR, van Geen AF, Bottero J. 2008. Enhanced adsorption of arsenic onto maghemites nanoparticles: As(III) as a probe of the surface structure and heterogeneity. Langmuir 24(7):3215-3222. doi:10.1021/la702998x PMID:18266393
  • Aziz Z, van Geen AF, Stute M, Versteeg RJ, Horneman AH, Zheng Y, Goodbred SL, Steckler MS, Weinman B, Gavrieli I, Hoque MA, Shamsudduha M, Ahmed KM. 2008. Impact of local recharge on arsenic concentrations in shallow aquifers inferred from the electromagnetic conductivity of soils in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Water Resour Res 44(7):doi:10.1029/2007WR006000
  • Dhar RK, Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Cheng Z, Shamsudduha M, Hoque MA, Rahman MW, Ahmed KM, Shanewaz M. 2008. Temporal variability of groundwater chemistry in shallow and deep aquifers of Araihazar, Bangladesh. J Contam Hydrol 99(1-4):97-111. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.03.007 PMID:18467001 PMCID:PMC2605690
  • Horneman AH, Stute M, Schlosser P, Smethie WM, Santella RM, Ho DT, Mailloux BJ, Gorman E, Zheng Y, van Geen AF. 2008. Degradation rates of CFC-11, CFC-12 and CFC-113 in anoxic shallow aquifers of Araihazar, Bangladesh. J Contam Hydrol 97(1-2):27-41. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2007.12.001 PMID:18262680
  • Metral J, Charlet L, Bureau S, Mallik SB, Chakraborty S, Ahmed KM, Rahman MW, Cheng Z, van Geen AF. 2008. Comparison of dissolved and particulate arsenic distributions in shallow aquifers of Chakdaha, India, and Araihazar, Bangladesh. Geochem Trans 9:1. doi:10.1186/1467-4866-9-1 PMID:18190703 PMCID:PMC2246114
  • Radloff KA, Manning AR, Mailloux BJ, Zheng Y, Rahman MM, Huq MR, Ahmed KM, Stute M, van Geen AF. 2008. Considerations for conducting incubations to study the mechanisms of As release in reducing groundwater aquifers. Appl Geochem 23(11):3224-3235. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2008.07.009 PMID:19884962 PMCID:PMC2614277
  • van Geen AF, Radloff KA, Aziz Z, Cheng Z, Huq MR, Ahmed KM, Weinman B, Goodbred SL, Charlet L, Metral J, Chakraborty S. 2008. Comparison of arsenic concentrations in simultaneously-collected groundwater and aquifer particles from Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, and Nepal. Appl Geochem 23(11):3244-3251. PMID:19884967
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Goodbred SL, Horneman AH, Aziz Z, Cheng Z, Stute M, Mailloux BJ, Weinman B, Hoque MA, Seddique AA, Ahmed A. 2008. Flushing history as a hydrogeological control on the regional distribution of arsenic in shallow groundwater of the Bengal Basin. Environ Sci Technol 42(7):2283-2288. PMID:18504954 PMCID:PMC3050603
  • Weinman B, Goodbred SL, Zheng Y, Aziz Z, Singhvi A, Nagar YC, Sleekier M, van Geen AF. 2008. Contributions of floodplain stratigraphy and evolution to the spatial patterns of groundwater arsenic in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Geological Society of America Bulletin 120(11-12):1567-1580. doi:10.1130/B26209.1
  • Zablotska L, Chen Y, Graziano JH, Parvez F, van Geen AF, Howe GR, Ahsan H. 2008. Protective effects of B vitamins and antioxidants on the risk of arsenic-related skin lesions in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 116(8):1056-1062. doi:10.1289/ehp.10707 PMID:18709164 PMCID:PMC2516584

2007

  • Chen Y, Factor-Litvak P, Howe GR, Graziano JH, Brandt-Rauf PW, Parvez F, van Geen AF, Ahsan H. 2007. Arsenic exposure from drinking water, dietary intakes of B vitamins and folate, and risk of high blood pressure in Bangladesh: a population-based, cross-sectional study. Am J Epidemiol 165(5):541-552. PMID:17164464
  • Chen Y, Hall M, Graziano JH, Slavkovich VN, van Geen AF, Parvez F, Ahsan H. 2007. A prospective study of blood selenium levels and the risk of arsenic-related premalignant skin lesions. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16(2):207-213. PMID:17301251
  • Chen Y, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Pfaff A, Madajewicz M, Parvez F, Hussain A, Slavkovich VN, Islam T, Ahsan H. 2007. Reduction in urinary arsenic levels in response to arsenic mitigation efforts in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 115(6):917923. PMID:17589600
  • Chen Z, Buckley BM, Katz BA, Wright W, Bailey R, Smith KT, Li J, Curtis A, van Geen AF. 2007. Arsenic in tree rings at a highly contaminated site. Sci Total Environ 376(1-3:324-334. PMID:17306861
  • Hafeman D, Factor-Litvak P, Cheng Z, van Geen AF, Ahsan H. 2007. Association between manganese exposure through drinking water and infant mortality in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 115(7):1107-1112. doi:10.1289/ehp.10051 PMID:17637930 PMCID:PMC1913599
  • Hall M, Gamble MV, Slavkovich VN, Liu X, Levy D, Cheng Z, van Geen AF, Yunus M, Rahman M, Pilsner JR, Graziano JH. 2007. Determinants of arsenic metabolism: Blood arsenic metabolites, plasma folate, cobalamin, and homocysteine concentrations in maternal-newborn pairs. Environ Health Perspect 115(10):1503-1509. PMID:17938743
  • Madajewicz M, Pfaff A, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Hussein I, Momotaj H, Sylvi R, Ahsan H. 2007. Can information alone both improve awareness and change behavior? Response to arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh. Development Economics 84:731-754.
  • Opar A, Pfaff A, Seddique AA, Ahmed KM, Graziano JH, van Geen AF. 2007. Responses of 6500 households to arsenic mitigation in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Health Place 13(1):164-172. PMID:16406833
  • Radloff KA, Cheng Z, Rahman MW, Ahmed KM, Mailloux BJ, Juhl AR, Schlosser P, van Geen AF. 2007. Mobilization of arsenic during one-year incubations of grey aquifer sands from Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Sci Technol 41:731-754. PMID:17547190
  • Stute M, Zheng Y, Schlosser P, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Datta S, Hoque MA, Seddique V, Shamsudduha M, Ahmed A, van Geen AF. 2007. Hydrological control of arsenic concentrations in Bangladesh aquifers. Water Resour Res 43:1029.
  • van Geen AF, Cheng Z, Jia Q, Seddique AA, Rahman MW, Rahman MM, Ahmed KM. 2007. Monitoring 51 community wells in Araihazar, Bangladesh, for up to 5 years: implications for arsenic mitigation. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 42(12):1729-40. PMID:17952774
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Ahsan H, Factor-Litvak P, Kline JK, van Geen AF, Slavkovich VN, Lolacono NJ, Levy D, Cheng Z, Graziano JH. 2007. Water arsenic exposure and ntellectual function in six-year-old children in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 115(2):285-289.

2006

  • Ahmed MF, Ahuja S, Alauddin M, Hug SJ, Lloyd JR, Pfaff A, Pichler T, Saltikov CW, Stute M, van Geen AF. 2006. Epidemiology ensuring safe drinking water in Bangladesh. Science 314(5806):1687-1688. doi:10.1126/science.1133146 PMID:17170279
  • Ahsan H, Chen Y, Parvez F, Argos M, Hussain A, Momotaj H, Levy D, van Geen AF, Howe GR, Graziano JH. 2006. Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS): description of a multidisciplinary epidemiologic investigation. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:191-205. PMID:16160703
  • Ahsan H, Chen Y, Parvez F, Zablotska L, Argos M, Hussain A, Momotaj H, Levy D, Cheng Z, Slavkovich VN, van Geen AF, Howe GR, Graziano JH. 2006. Arsenic exposure from drinking water and risk of premalignant skin lesions in Bangladesh: baseline results from the health effects of arsenic longitudinal study. Am J Epidemiol 163(12):1138-1148. PMID:16624965
  • Chen Y, Graziano JH, Parvez F, Hussain A, Momotaj H, van Geen AF, Howe GR, Ahsan H. 2006. Modification of risk of arsenic-induced skin lesions by sunlight exposure, smoking, and occupational exposures in Bangladesh. Epidemiology 17(4):456-467. PMID:16755266
  • Cheng Z, van Geen AF, Seddique AA, Ahmed KM. 2006. Response to comments on "Limited temporal variability of arsenic concentration in 20 wells monitored for 3 Years in Araihazar, Bangladesh". Environ Sci Technol 40(5):1718-1720.
  • Hall M, Chen Y, Ahsan H, Slavkovich VN, van Geen AF, Parvez F, Graziano JH. 2006. Blood arsenic as a biomarker of arsenic exposure: results from a prospective study. Toxicology 225(2-3):225-233. PMID:16860454
  • Parvez F, Chen Y, Argos M, Hussain A, Momotaj H, Dhar RK, van Geen AF, Graziano JH, Ahsan H. 2006. Prevalence of arsenic exposure from drinking water and awareness of its health risks in a Bangladeshi population: results from a large population-based study. Environ Health Perspect 114(3):355-359. PMID:16507457
  • van Geen AF, Trevisani M, Immel J, Jakariya M, Osman N, Cheng Z, Gelman AE, Ahmed KM. 2006. Targeting low-arsenic groundwater with mobile-phone technology in Araihazar, Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr 24(3):282-297. PMID:17366770 PMCID:PMC3013249
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Cheng Z, Aziz Z, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Mailloux BJ, Stute M, Weinman B, Goodbred SL, Seddique AA, Hoque MA, Ahmed KM. 2006. A transect of groundwater and sediment properties in Araihazar, Bangladesh: Further evidence of decoupling between As and Fe mobilization. Chemical Geology 228(1-3):85-96.
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Cheng Z, He Y, Dhar RK, Garnier JM, Rose J, Seddique AA, Hoque MA, Ahmed KM. 2006. Impact of irrigating rice paddies with groundwater containing arsenic in Bangladesh. Sci Total Environ 367(2-3):769-777. PMID:16730050
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Ahsan H, Levy D, Factor-Litvak P, Kline JK, van Geen AF, Slavkovich VN, Lolacono NJ, Cheng Z, Zheng Y, Graziano JH. 2006. Water manganese exposure and children's intellectual function in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 114(1):124-129. PMID:16393669

2005

  • Cheng Z, van Geen AF, Louis R, Nikolaidis NP, Bailey R. 2005. Removal of methylated arsenic in groundwater with iron filings. Environ Sci Technol 39(19):7662-7666. PMID:16245841

2004

  • Horneman AH, van Geen AF, Kent DV, Mathe PE, Zheng Y, Dhar RK. 2004. Decoupling of As and Fe release to Bangladesh groundwater under reducing conditions. Part I: Evidence from sediment profiles. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 68(17):3459-3473.
  • van Geen AF, Thoral S, Rose J, Garnier JM, Zheng Y, Bottero J. 2004. Decoupling of As and Fe relsease to Bangladesh groundwater under reducing conditions. Part II: Evidence from sediment incubations. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 68(17):3475-3486.
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Ahsan H, Factor-Litvak P, van Geen AF, Slavkovich VN, Lolacono NJ, Cheng Z, Hussain A, Momotaj H, Graziano JH. 2004. Water arsenic exposure and children's intellectual function in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect 112(13):1329-1333. PMID:15345348 PMCID:PMC1247525
  • Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Gavrieli I, Dhar RK, Simpson HJ, Ahmed KM. 2004. Redox control of arsenic mobilization in Bangladesh groundwater. Appl Geochem 19(2):201-204.

2003

  • van Geen AF, Ahmed KM, Seddique AA, Shamsudduha M. 2003. Community wells to mitigate the current arsenic crisis in Bangladesh. Bull World Health Organ 81(9):632-638. PMID:14710504
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Stute M, Ahmed KM. 2003. Comment on 'Arsenic mobility and groundwater extraction in Bangladesh' (II). Science 300:584. PMID:12714725
  • van Geen AF, Zheng Y, Versteeg RJ, Stute M, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Steckler MS, Gelman AE, Small C, Ahsan H, Graziano JH, Hussain A, Ahmed KM. 2003. Spatial variability of arsenic in 6000 tube wells in a 25 km2 area of Bangladesh. Water Resources Management 39(5):1140-1151.

2002

  • Datta S, Keimowitz AR, Simpson HJ, Stute M, Chillrud SN, Tsang M, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Dobbs GM. 2002. Redox controls on arsenic mobility beneath Winthrop landfill, Maine. In: Proceedings of Arsenic in New England. New Hampshire Consortium on Arsenic, May 29-31.
  • Tsang M, Chillrud SN, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Ross JM, Keimowitz AR, Zheng Y, Wallace S, Cheng Z, van Geen AF. 2002. Arsenic mobilization from fine particles under reducing conditions: implications for groundwater remediation. In: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Geological Society of America.
  • van Geen AF, Ahsan H, Horneman AH, Dhar RK, Zheng Y, Hussain A, Ahmed KM, Gelman AE, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Wallace S, Small C, Parvez F, Slavkovich VN, Lolacono NJ, Becker M, Cheng Z, Momotaj H, Shahnewaz M, Seddique AA. 2002. Promotion of well-switching to mitigate the current arsenic crisis in Bangladesh. Bull World Health Organ 80(9):732-737. PMID:12378292

2001

  • Dhar RK, Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Gavrieli I, Versteeg RJ, Steckler MS, Goodbred SL, Horneman AH, Simpson HJ, Ahmed KM. 2001. Spatial variability of arsenic concentrations in two villages in Araihazar Upazila, Narayanganj district of Bangladesh. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 82(20):S204.
  • Stute M, Simpson HJ, Chillrud SN, Law-wai E, Santella RM, Ross JM, Ho DT, Schlosser P, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Dobbs GM, Butler BK. 2001. Arsenic mobilization in reducing groundwaters at a Superfund site in Maine: remediation through aquifer redox manipulation?. In: Proceedings of the Arsenic in Drinking Water International Conference. Columbia University, Nov. 26-27.
  • Zheng Y, Dhar RK, Stute M, van Geen AF, Horneman AH, Gavrieli I, Versteeg RJ, Steckler MS, Goodbred SL, Simpson HJ, Cheng Z, Ahmed KM, Shamsudduha M, Shahnewaz M. 2001. Variability of Arsenic concentrations in tube wells from two villages in Araihazar Upzila, Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the Arsenic in Drinking Water International Conference. Columbia University, Nov. 26-27.

2000

  • Ahsan H, Perrin M, Rahman A, Parvez F, Stute M, Zheng Y, Milton AH, Brandt-Rauf PW, van Geen AF, Graziano JH. 2000. Associations between drinking water and urinary arsenic levels and skin lesions in Bangladesh. J Occup Environ Med 42:1195-1201. PMID:11125683
  • Gavrieli I, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Stute M, Simpson HJ, Dhar RK, Ahmed KM, Goldstein SL. 2000. Hydrogeochemical study of the mobilization of arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater- the role of redox condition. In: Proceedings of the Goldschmidt Conference, Sept. 4-9th, European Union for the Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. Oxford, England.
  • Stute M, Zheng Y, van Geen AF, Simpson HJ, Dhar RK, Gavrieli I, Schlosser P, Ahmed KM. 2000. Groundwater flow dynamics and As geochemistry in the central Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta of Bangladesh. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 48:H21D-02.
  • Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Gavrieli I, Simpson HJ, Dhar RK, Ahmed KM. 2000. Arsenic mobilization in Bangladesh groundwaters: a case study of geochemistry and hydrology in Narayaganj and Laxmipur districts. In: Proceedings of the 31st International Geological Congress 2000: 'Geology and Sustainable Development-Challenges of the Third Millennium' Pre-Congress Workshop 'Arsenic in Groundwater of Sedimentary Aquifer', Aug. 3-5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1999

  • Zheng Y, Stute M, van Geen AF, Simpson HJ, Graziano JH, Ahsan H, Brandt-Rauf PW. 1999. An integrated study of sources, transport and health effects of AS in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Ground Water. February 27-29. Wagner College, New York City, NY.
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