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Animal waste, water quality and human health

Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This book collects relevant information, in connection with five different pathogens, on the scope of domestic animal and bird faeces discharged into the environment, the fate and transport of the faecal wastes (and the pathogens they may contain) that have been discharged into the environment, human exposure to the faecal wastes, potential health effects associated with those exposures and interventions that will limit human exposures to livestock waste. It also addresses the monitoring, detection and management related to these phenomena.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Livestock, Microbiology, Pollution, Risk management, Water quality
  • Main target audience: Policy makers, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Recommendations
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Published in 2015