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[The health problems associated with irrigation with wastewater in Mexico]

Abstract:

Over 85,000 hectares in the Mezquital Valley of central Mexico are irrigated with wastewater. The main crops are fodder and cereal crops. A two cross-sectional survey was carried out to test the impact of exposure to raw wastewater and from storage of that wastewater in reservoirs. The main outcomes were diarrhoeal disease and parasitic infections in farmworkers and their families. The total study population in the dry season included 2,049 households. The study population was classified in h...

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Cifuentes, E More by this author
Blumenthal, U More by this author
Ruiz-Palacios, G More by this author
Bennett, S More by this author
Quigley, M More by this author
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Journal:
Salud publica de Mexico
Volume:
35
Issue:
6
Pages:
614-619
Publication date:
1993
EISSN:
1606-7916
ISSN:
0036-3634
URN:
uuid:c6e9a53e-2f08-4515-9742-3b8cebf0b61f
Source identifiers:
484169
Local pid:
pubs:484169

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