Gastroenterology

Passive water chlorination reduces childhood diarrhea in Bangladesh

Passively chlorinating water sources using solid tablet chlorine dosers significantly reduced the rate of childhood diarrhea in two communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh, according to results from a double-blind, cluster-randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet Global Health.
In the study, researchers used a device called Aquatabs Flo (Medentech) that automatically chlorinates water as it flows into a storage tank, without the need for electricity, cleaning it for collection.
“The chlorine dosers were installed at the point of collection and automatically provided safe water without

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