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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(4), 400-408
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-4-8
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Education on Drinking Water Quality and Its Health Impacts among Students and Community People

Bhavtosh Sharma1, , Prashant Singh2 and Rajendra Dobhal3

1Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

2Department of Chemistry, DAV Post Graduate College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

3Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST), Uttarakhand, India

Pub. Date: April 20, 2017

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Bhavtosh Sharma, Prashant Singh and Rajendra Dobhal. Education on Drinking Water Quality and Its Health Impacts among Students and Community People. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(4):400-408. doi: 10.12691/education-5-4-8

Abstract

The health troubles due to poor drinking water quality are huge. The impact of increasing developmental activities, pollution and over-exploitation are altering the distribution of safe water. Besides this, the non-uniform distribution of rainfall due to changing climatic conditions aggravated the trouble. Both point and non-point sources of pollution affect the drinking water quality dominantly. The lack of education and awareness among community people and students about the drinking water quality are also key issues for health problems due to the consumption of contaminated water. Therefore, the knowledge of drinking water quality including health hygiene and sanitation aspects among students and community people is an urgent need. The present paper highlights the need of education about water quality, significant scientific information about the selected drinking water quality parameters, reasons of water quality deterioration, its health impacts etc.

Keywords:
education students community people water quality health impacts

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