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Tubewells and arsenic in Bangladesh: challenging a public health success story

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


Bangladesh has seen one of the developing world's great public health successes, the conversion of the drinking water source for 94% of the rural population to 'safe water', in the form of tubewells, with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality from water-borne disease. Now, that success is being endangered by the discovery that 20 million people may be in great danger and another 20 million in lesser danger of being poisoned by arsenic contamination from tubewell water. This article...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Population Geography
DOI: 10.1002/ijpg.271


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