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Water quality and health in poor urban areas of Latin America

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dc.contributor.author Onestini, Maria
dc.contributor.author Cockcroft, Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-07T12:53:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-07T12:53:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46447
dc.description.abstract Water quality is largely absent in the water policy debate and analysis in the Latin American region. Although there is no disagreement as to the negative impact of unsafe and poorquality water on human health, there is very little scrutiny and policy discussion on the matter. Considering data from different case studies on health and environment in poor urban areas in the region, this paper reviews some of the knowledge on water quality and human health in Latin American cities. Furthermore, conclusions as well as recommendations are drawn highlighting policy-oriented approaches to this problem. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 219-226) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Routledge, London, GB en
dc.subject WATER QUALITY en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject CITIES en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject LATIN AMERICA en
dc.title Water quality and health in poor urban areas of Latin America en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 103695
idrc.project.componentnumber 103695001
idrc.project.title Policy Influence and Urban Slums in Latin America : Ecohealth International Workshop en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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