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Water consumption patterns in rural Bangladesh: are we underestimating total arsenic load?

Milton, Abul Hasnat; Rahman, Habibur; Smith, Wayne T; Shrestha, Rupendra; Dear, Keith


Risk related to the ingestion of any water contaminants depends on many factors, including the daily per capita amount of consumed water relative to body weight. This study explored the water consumption pattern of a rural arsenic-affected population in Bangladesh. The study findings are likely to contribute to the risk estimation attributable to ingestion of arsenic and other drinking water contaminants. A total of 640 individuals participated in this cross-sectional study carried out in an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Water and Health
DOI: 10.2166/wh.2006.010


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