Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2011, Pages 5 - 10

Climate change impacts on water salinity and health

Authors
Paolo Vineisa, b, *, p.vineis@imperial.ac.uk, Queenie Chana, Aneire Khana, b
aMRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK
bGrantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, UK
*Corresponding author at: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place W2 1PG London, UK.
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Received 31 March 2011, Revised 30 August 2011, Accepted 9 September 2011, Available Online 17 November 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2011.09.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Climate change, Salinity, Water quality, River deltas
Abstract

It is estimated that 884 million people do not have access to clean drinking water in the world. Increasing salinity of natural drinking water sources has been reported as one of the many problems that affect low-income countries, but one which has not been fully explored. This problem is exacerbated by rising sea-levels, owing to climate change, and other contributing factors, like changes in fresh water flow from rivers and increased shrimp farming along the coastal areas. In some countries, desalination plants are used to partly remove salt and other minerals from water sources, but this is unlikely to be a sustainable option for low-income countries affected by high salinity. Using the example of Bangladesh as a model country, the following research indicates that the problem of salinity can have serious implications with regard to rising rates of hypertension and other public health problems among large sectors of the worldwide population.

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© 2011 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume-Issue
1 - 1
Pages
5 - 10
Publication Date
2011/11/17
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2011.09.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2011 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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