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Inauen, Jennifer
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Hossain, Mojahidul Mohammad
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Johnston, Richard B.
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Mosler, Hans-Joachim
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2018-08-16T12:04:58Z
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2017-06-10T14:19:47Z
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2018-08-16T12:04:58Z
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2013-01-10
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1932-6203
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10.1371/journal.pone.0053640
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/64075
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10.3929/ethz-b-000064075
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Arsenic contamination of drinking water is a serious public health threat. In Bangladesh, eight major safe water options provide an alternative to contaminated shallow tubewells: piped water supply, deep tubewells, pond sand filters, community arsenic-removal, household arsenic removal, dug wells, well-sharing, and rainwater harvesting. However, it is uncertain how well these options are accepted and used by the at-risk population. Based on the RANAS model (risk, attitudes, norms, ability, and self-regulation) this study aimed to identify the acceptance and use of available safe water options. Cross-sectional face-to-face interviews were used to survey 1,268 households in Bangladesh in November 2009 (n = 872), and December 2010 (n = 396). The questionnaire assessed water consumption, acceptance factors from the RANAS model, and socioeconomic factors. Although all respondents had access to at least one arsenic-safe drinking water option, only 62.1% of participants were currently using these alternatives. The most regularly used options were household arsenic removal filters (92.9%) and piped water supply (85.6%). However, the former result may be positively biased due to high refusal rates of household filter owners. The least used option was household rainwater harvesting (36.6%). Those who reported not using an arsenic-safe source differed in terms of numerous acceptance factors from those who reported using arsenic-safe sources: non-users were characterized by greater vulnerability; showed less preference for the taste and temperature of alternative sources; found collecting safe water quite time-consuming; had lower levels of social norms, self-efficacy, and coping planning; and demonstrated lower levels of commitment to collecting safe water. Acceptance was particularly high for piped water supplies and deep tubewells, whereas dug wells and well-sharing were the least accepted sources. Intervention strategies were derived from the results in order to increase the acceptance and use of each arsenic-safe water option.
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application/pdf
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en
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Public Library of Science
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Acceptance and Use of Eight Arsenic-Safe Drinking Water Options in Bangladesh
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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PLoS ONE
ethz.journal.volume
8
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1
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PLoS ONE
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e53640
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10 p.
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publishedVersion
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006206116
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Lawrence, Can.
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published
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2017-06-10T14:20:11Z
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ECIT
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imp59365061b65b089265
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pub:101689
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yes
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Open access
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