Household water disinfection in hurricane-affected communities of Louisiana: implications for disaster preparedness for the general public.

@article{Ram2007HouseholdWD,
  title={Household water disinfection in hurricane-affected communities of Louisiana: implications for disaster preparedness for the general public.},
  author={Pavani Kalluri Ram and Elizabeth Blanton and Debra Klinghoffer and Mary E. Platek and Janet Piper and Susanne Straif-Bourgeois and Matthew Bonner and Eric Daniel Mintz},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 Suppl 1},
  pages={S130-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Thousands of Louisiana residents were asked to boil water because of widespread disruptions in electricity and natural gas services after Hurricane Rita. We sought to assess awareness of boil water orders and familiarity with household water disinfection techniques other than boiling. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey in randomly selected mobile home communities in Louisiana. RESULTS We interviewed 196 respondents from 8 communities, which had boil water orders… CONTINUE READING

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