Hand-to-mouth contacts result in greater ingestion of feces than dietary water consumption in Tanzania: a quantitative fecal exposure assessment model.

@article{Mattioli2015HandtomouthCR,
  title={Hand-to-mouth contacts result in greater ingestion of feces than dietary water consumption in Tanzania: a quantitative fecal exposure assessment model.},
  author={Mia Catharine M Mattioli and Jennifer Davis and Alexandria B Boehm},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={1912-20}
}
Diarrheal diseases kill 1800 children under the age of five die each day, and nearly half of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Contaminated drinking water and hands are two important environmental transmission routes of diarrhea-causing pathogens to young children in low-income countries. The objective of this research is to evaluate the relative contribution of these two major exposure pathways in a low-income country setting. A Monte Carlo simulation was used to model the amount of… CONTINUE READING
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