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Title: Water and health / scientific adviser : Francois Mansotte
Authors: Bonnefoy, Xavier
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: On the eve of the twenty-first century, and despite the fact that many countries in WHO's European Region are among the most developed in the world, water distribution still causes problems : more than 10 millions Europeans do not have a piped supply of water (whether drinkable or not) in their home; cholera, thought to be a disease of the past, is reappearing and causing major epidemics; ten of millions of people are supplied with water which does not meet either WHO's recommendations or national and international standards. In many countries, local authorities ensure the distribution of drinking-water. In this context, they bear a heavy responsibility for public health. This document is designed to: point out the links between water and health; make easier to set priorities; demonstrate how important it is to ensure a continuous supply of good quality water to the whole population, including the poorest groups
Description: EURO
19 p.
Subject: Water Supply
Drinking Water
Water Quality
Water Purification
Bathing Beaches
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
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