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301. Chlorination and safe storage of household drinking water in developing countries to reduce waterborne disease. (Abstract)

Chlorination and safe storage of household drinking water in developing countries to reduce waterborne disease. Simple, effective and affordable methods are needed to treat and safely store non-piped, gathered household water. This study evaluated point-of-use chlorination and storage in special plastic containers of gathered household water for improving microbial quality and reducing diarrhoeal illness of consumers living under conditions of poor sanitation and hygiene. Community families (...) % of observed diarrhoea was preventable by using the intervention. Chlorine disinfection and storage in an appropriate container significantly improved the microbiological quality of non-piped household drinking water and reduced community diarrhoeal disease. Widespread use of this simple treatment and storage system for non-piped domestic water has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of waterborne diarrhoeal disease.

2003 Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

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