A comparison of local handwashing agents in Bangladesh.
The efficacy of handwashing using ash, soap, mud or plain water was tested in a group of 20 women living in a slum of Dhaka.
Each woman was asked to wash her hands using each of the washing agents and the efficacy of handwashing was assessed by comparing estimated faecal coliform counts from post-washing hand samples.
Mud and ash were found to be as efficient as soap.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Hygiène, Lavage, Main, Bengla Desh, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Hygiene, Washing, Hand, Bangladesh, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0291568
Code Inist : 002B30E. Création : 199406.