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Type: Artigo
Title: Water And Health In Igarape-acu, Para, Brazil
Author: de Sousa
Rafaela Sales; Creao de Menezes
Luciana Gonalves; Felizzola
Juliana Feitosa; Figueiredo
Ricardo de Oliveira; de Abreu Sa
Tatiana Deane; Diniz Guerra
Gutemberg Armando
Abstract: This article aims to analyze and understand the relationship between water and health in rural communities located in the watershed of Cumaru stream, in the municipality Igarape-Acu, Northeast of Para state. The harvesting and treatment of the water conducted by the rural population for human consumption were assessed, considering their practices of sanitary sewer, since these aspects have direct impact on their health. This study is based on field research with a quantitative approach. Closed questionnaire was used to raise the sources of water harvesting, rural sanitation, and use of agricultural inputs. We used participant observation, when focusing on the functioning of the agricultural establishment, to observe from various angles the relationship between water and health. We noted that the vulnerability of the water resources accessed by the population is a factor that contributes to the contamination of the sources, therefore a threat to the health of the rural population. However, the perception of the population is notable regarding deeper water sources, such as tube wells, which are priorities for water harvesting.
Subject: Water Resources
Basic Sanitation
Family Farm
Editor: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Saúde Pública
São Paulo
Citation: Saude E Sociedade. Universidade De São Paulo, Faculdade De Saúde Pública, v. 25, p. 1095 - 1107, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-12902016157497
Date Issue: 2016
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