- The Social Ocean: Human Dimensions of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
ENVRES 220 (Win)
Prior Year Courses
- Representations of Pacific Islands and climate change in US, UK, and Australian newspaper reporting CLIMATIC CHANGE 2020
- Tracing country commitment to Indigenous peoples in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 2019; 58
- Adaptation and Resilience at the Margins: Addressing Indigenous Peoples' Marginalization at International Climate Negotiations ENVIRONMENT 2019; 61 (2): 14–30
- Occurrence of Host-Associated Fecal Markers on Child Hands, Household Soil, and Drinking Water in Rural Bangladeshi Households ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LETTERS 2016; 3 (11): 393-398
Occurrence of Host-Associated Fecal Markers on Child Hands, Household Soil, and Drinking Water in Rural Bangladeshi Households.
Environmental science & technology letters
2016; 3 (11): 393–98
We evaluated whether provision and promotion of improved sanitation hardware (toilets and child feces management tools) reduced rotavirus and human fecal contamination of drinking water, child hands, and soil among rural Bangladeshi compounds enrolled in a cluster-randomized trial. We also measured host-associated genetic markers of ruminant and avian feces. We found evidence of widespread ruminant and avian fecal contamination in the compound environment; non-human fecal marker occurrence scaled with animal ownership. Strategies for controlling non- human fecal waste should be considered when designing interventions to reduce exposure to fecal contamination in low-income settings. Detection of a human- associated fecal marker and rotavirus was rare and unchanged by provision and promotion of improved sanitation to intervention compounds. The sanitation intervention reduced ruminant fecal contamination in drinking water and general (non-host specific) fecal contamination in soil but overall had limited effects on reducing fecal contamination in the household environment.
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