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Addressing behaviour for arsenic mitigation

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:09 authored by Mir Z. Hossain, Zahirul Islam, Abu A. Shamim
Bangladesh is passing through a dangerous disaster caused by arsenic problem. Some studies have shown that the problem is so acute that one of every ten persons is under the threat of arsenicosis [Alam, 2000]. For arsenic mitigation three types of means are being introduced in Bangladesh that are - i) avoiding the arsenic contaminated water (ACW); ii) using the technology to purify ACW; iii) curing the arsenic afflicted persons. With imperial evidence and field data this paper aims to demonstrate firstly, human behaviour and its ingredients; secondly, why and how human behaviour should be addressed for arsenic mitigation through the means of no i and ii.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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HOSSAIN, M.Z., ISLAM, Z. and SHAMIM, A.A., 2000. Addressing behaviour for arsenic mitigation. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Challenges of the Millennium: Proceedings of the 26th WEDC International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5-9 November 2000, pp.149-150.

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2000

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