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Title: Água e saúde no município de Igarapé-Açu, Pará
Other Titles: Water and health in Igarapé-Açu, Pará, Brazil
metadata.dc.creator: SOUSA, Rafaela Sales de
FELIZZOLA, Juliana Feitosa
FIGUEIREDO, Ricardo de Oliveira
SÁ, Tatiana Deane de Abreu
GUERRA, Gutemberg Armando Diniz
MENEZES, Luciana Gonçalves Creão de
Keywords: Água e Saúde
Saneamento básico
Saúde pública
Recursos hídricos - Aspectos qualitativos
Água - Qualidade - Igarapé-Açu, PA
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
Citation: SOUSA, Rafaela Sales de et al. Água e saúde no município de Igarapé-Açu, Pará. Saúde e Sociedade, São Paulo, v. 25, n. 4, p. 1095-1107, out./dez. 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em:.
Abstract: This article aims to analyze and understand the relationship between water and health in rural communities located in the watershed of Cumaru stream, in the municipality Igarapé-Açu, Northeast of Pará state. The harvesting and treatment of the water conducted by the rural population for human consumption were assessed, considering their practices of sanitary sewer, since these aspects have direct impact on their health. This study is based on field research with a quantitative approach. Closed questionnaire was used to raise the sources of water harvesting, rural sanitation, and use of agricultural inputs. We used participant observation, when focusing on the functioning of the agricultural establishment, to observe from various angles the relationship between water and health. We noted that the vulnerability of the water resources accessed by the population is a factor that contributes to the contamination of the sources, therefore a threat to the health of the rural population. However, the perception of the population is notable regarding deeper water sources, such as tube wells, which are priorities for water harvesting.
ISSN: 0104-1290
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