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Access to drinking water and arsenicosis in Bangladesh

Caldwell, Bruce; Smith, Wayne T; Lokuge, Kamalini; Ranmuthugala, Geetha; Dear, Keith; Milton, Abul Hasnat; Sim, Malcolm R; Ng, Jack C; Mitra, S N

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The discovery of arsenic contamination in groundwater has challenged efforts to provide safe drinking-water to households in rural Bangladesh. Two nationally-representative surveys in 2000 and 2002 investigated water-usage patterns, water-testing, knowledge of arsenic poisoning, and behavioural responses to arsenic contamination. Knowledge of arsenicosis rose between the two surveys among women from 42% to 64% but awareness of consequences of arsenic remained limited; only 13% knew that it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21899
Source: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

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