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dc.contributor.authorChakraborty, R
dc.contributor.authorKhan, KM
dc.contributor.authorDibaba, DT
dc.contributor.authorKhan, MA
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, A
dc.contributor.authorIslam, MZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T02:24:48Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T02:24:48Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16193746
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393383
dc.description.abstractCoastal areas in South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to elevated water salinity. Drinking water salinity has been found to be associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Our study aimed to find if excess drinking water salinity was associated with increased hospital visits with an array of health effects in coastal sub-districts of Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 157 participants from three coastal sub-districts. A face-to-face interview was conducted to collect salinity exposure and hospital visit data. Water samples were collected from both drinking and other household water sources for the measurement of salinity and total dissolved solids (TDS). CVD, diarrhea, and abdominal pain related hospital visits were found to be significantly associated with high water salinity and TDS. Households exposed to high salinity demonstrated a higher frequency of hospital visits than the low salinity-exposed households. People exposed to high salinity seemed to lack awareness regarding salinity-inducing health effects. Water salinity is a public health concern that will continue to rise due to climate change. Therefore, raising awareness about the health risks of water salinity is essential for the government to frame policies and mitigation strategies to control this emerging threat.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3746
dc.relation.ispartofpageto3746
dc.relation.ispartofissue19
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.keywordscoastal Bangladesh
dc.subject.keywordshealth effects
dc.subject.keywordshospitalization
dc.subject.keywordswater salinity
dc.titleHealth implications of drinking water salinity in coastal areas of Bangladesh
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChakraborty, R; Khan, KM; Dibaba, DT; Khan, MA; Ahmed, A; Islam, MZ, Health implications of drinking water salinity in coastal areas of Bangladesh, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16 (19), pp. 3746-3746
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-10-01
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-04-23T22:02:08Z
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gro.griffith.authorIslam, Mohammad Zahirul


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