This study was conducted to determine whether poor hygiene practices are owing to difficulty in getting enough water and/or to ignorance of sanitary principles.
In a water-scarse shantytown in Lima, Peru, we observed in 12-hour periods over 3 consecutive days the amount of water and soap used for personal and domestic activities in 53 families and the frequency with which direct fecal contamination of hands was interrupted by washing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pérou, Hygiène, Bidonville, Contamination, Fèces, Approvisionnement eau, Lavage, Homme, Amérique du Sud, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Peru, Hygiene, Shantytown, Contamination, Feces, Water supply, Washing, Human, South America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680263
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 09/06/1995.