Provision of safe domestic water for the promotion and protection of public health

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dc.contributor.author Korfali, Samira Ibrahim
dc.contributor.author Jurdi, Mey
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-07T09:16:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-07T09:16:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2015-11-07
dc.identifier.issn 0269-4042 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2472
dc.description.abstract Securing adequate safe drinking water and proper sanitation is a major challenge facing the developing world. The “Water for Life Decade” emphasizes the importance of upgrading national water quality and sanitation services. This study assessed the domestic water profile in the city of Beirut. Samples were collected from three types of household water sources (municipality, private wells, and vended water bottles) and assessed for their physiochemical and microbiological profile. At the same time, a cross-sectional survey assessing water consumption patterns and the prevalence of water-borne diseases was conducted. The results showed a deficient water quality profile in all three water sources. The measured physiochemical and bacteriological parameters reflected the high frequency of water-borne diseases. Action to secure a safe domestic water supply is essential. The plan should guarantee the protection of water sources, ensure sufficient treatment of domestic water and upgrade the national program for potable water quality control. Periodic quality monitoring and legislating the chaotic water-vending sector are indispensable. Additionally, the deterioration of private well sources by sea and wastewater infiltration necessitates the enforcement of legislation associated with the use and management of private wells. Consumer awareness and active contributions to promote and protect public health are important. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Provision of safe domestic water for the promotion and protection of public health en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A case study of Beirut, Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Environmental Geochemistry and Health en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 283-295 en_US
dc.keywords Major water ions en_US
dc.keywords Bacteriological quality en_US
dc.keywords Groundwater en_US
dc.keywords Municipality water en_US
dc.keywords Vending water en_US
dc.keywords Water-borne diseases en_US
dc.keywords Intervention plan en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-008-9218-1
dc.identifier.ctation Korfali, S. I., & Jurdi, M. (2009). Provision of safe domestic water for the promotion and protection of public health: a case study of the city of Beirut, Lebanon. Environmental geochemistry and health, 31(2), 283-295. en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10653-008-9218-1
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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