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Searching for an optimum solution to the Bangladesh arsenic crisis

Caldwell, Bruce; Caldwell, John; Mitra, S N; Smith, Wayne T

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Searching for an optimum solution to the Bangladesh arsenic crisis: Thirty years ago Bangladesh experienced very high levels of infant and child mortality, much of it due to water-borne disease in deltaic conditions where surface water was highly polluted. In what appeared to be one of the great public health achievements, 95% of the population were converted to drinking bacteria-free tubewell water from underground aquifers. Recently, it has been shown that perhaps 20% of this water is arsenic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71497
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(02)00203-4

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