Reducing health risks from wastewater use in urban and peri-urban sub-Saharan Africa: applying the 2006 WHO guidelines.

@article{Drechsel2008ReducingHR,
  title={Reducing health risks from wastewater use in urban and peri-urban sub-Saharan Africa: applying the 2006 WHO guidelines.},
  author={Pay Drechsel and Bernard Keraita and Philip Amoah and Robert Clement Abaidoo and Liqa Raschid-Sally and Akiça Bahri},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={1461-6}
}
Where rapid urbanization is outpacing urban capacities to provide sound sanitation and wastewater treatment, most water sources in city vicinity are heavily polluted. This is of great concern as many of the leafy vegetables eaten raw in the cities are produced in these areas. Following the new WHO guidelines, different non-treatment options at farm, market, and kitchen level were field tested for health risk reduction with special consideration to efficiency and adoption potential. As most… CONTINUE READING