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This report presents the comprehensive findings and outcomes of a project aimed at determining the lead concentrations in pump water systems in Toamasina, Madagascar. The project was initiated in response to the alarming prevalence of lead contamination in the water supply resulting from the use of locally crafted pitcher pumps, known as "Pompe Tany". These pumps contain valves and a well screen that may contain lead (Pb), which can leach into the water supply resulting in pumped water lead concentrations exceeding World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Consumption of water with high Pb concentrations can result in elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) that are associated with adverse health effects.
Barrett et al. (2021) Final Report: Reducing Childhood Lead Exposure in Madagascar by Remediation of Lead-containing Hand Pump Components.
Final Report: Reducing Childhood Lead Exposure in Madagascar by Remediation of Lead-containing Hand Pump Components
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