For The Economist on Contaminated Water in Bangladesh

By G. Elliott Morris / April 18, 2019


Government actors asked Bangladeshi households to switch water supplies if their was contaminated by arsenic. This led many people to get sick from fecal matter as water storage increased.

“Daily chart | Attempts to improve public health in Bangladesh appear to have misfired | When the Bangladesh government asked its people to stop using arsenic-contaminated wells, they actually got sicker”