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Trends in Water Usage and Knowledge of Arsenicosis in Bangladesh: Findings from Successive National Surveys

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

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The presence of arsenic in tubewell water has been identified as a major health problem in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government, with international assistance, is attempting to mitigate the effects of arsenic by a major programme of tubewell water testing and education about arsenic and how its ingestion can be avoided. In early 2000 the first nationally representative cluster sample survey of water use in Bangladesh found that knowledge of arsenicosis remained low, tubewell water remained the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80529
Source: Population Space and Place
DOI: 10.1002/psp.367

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