Drinking Water Salinity and Maternal Health in Coastal Bangladesh: Implications of Climate Change

  title={Drinking Water Salinity and Maternal Health in Coastal Bangladesh: Implications of Climate Change},
  author={Aneire Ehmar Khan and Andrew M. Ireson and Sari Kovats and Sontosh Kumar Mojumder and Amirul Khusru and Atiq Rahman and Paolo Vineis},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Background: Drinking water from natural sources in coastal Bangladesh has become contaminated by varying degrees of salinity due to saltwater intrusion from rising sea levels, cyclone and storm surges and upstream withdrawal of freshwater. Objective: Our objective was to estimate salt intake from drinking water sources and examine environmental factors that may explain a seasonal excess of hypertension in pregnancy. Methods: Water salinity data (1998-2000) for Dacope, in rural coastal… CONTINUE READING
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