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BACKGROUND A variety of musculoskeletal disorders and discomfort are seen among brick kiln workers, where heavy physical work is associated with awkward working postures and manual handling of materials, leading to significant morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in unorganized brick kiln industries in villages of(More)
BACKGROUND Acceptance and long-term sustainability of water quality interventions are pivotal to realizing continued health benefits. However, there is limited research attempting to understand the factors that influence compliance to or adoption of such interventions. METHODS Eight focus group discussions with parents of young children--including(More)
Since point-of-use methods of water filtration have shown limited acceptance in Vellore, southern India, this study evaluated the effectiveness of decentralized membrane filtration 1) with safe storage, 2) without safe storage, versus 3) no intervention, consisting of central chlorination as per government guidelines, in improving the microbiological(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational health has never been a priority for policy makers in India, despite 63% of the Indian population being in the economically productive age group. OBJECTIVES The study was designed to find out the morbidity as a result of long-term exposure to pesticides among professional pesticide sprayers in a rural block in Tamil Nadu. (More)
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