Elevated and variable groundwater iron in rural northwestern Bangladesh.

  title={Elevated and variable groundwater iron in rural northwestern Bangladesh.},
  author={Rebecca D Merrill and Alain Bernard Labrique and Abu Ahmed Shamim and Kerry J. Schulze and Parul Christian and Robert K. Merrill and Keith P West},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  volume={8 4},
Over the past 30 years, tubewells have become a ubiquitous source of potable groundwater in South Asia. Considered safer than surface water, groundwater naturally contains minerals that may impact human health; however, few data exist on tubewell water mineral content or its association with human nutritional or health conditions. We surveyed iron concentration in tubewell water across a 435 km2, contiguous, rural area in northwestern Bangladesh to map and quantify levels of iron in drinking… CONTINUE READING


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