Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 951-958 April-June 2009

 

DRINKING WATER SUPPLY AND HUMAN HEALTH : ALBERTA CATTLE FEEDLOT OPERATORS’ AND FAMILY MEMBERS’ PERSPECTIVE

 

Ruth I. Grant Kalischuk*1, Manju P. Acharya, K.K. Klein and Henning Bjrornlund2

1. School of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB, (CANADA)
2. Economics Department, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB, (CANADA)

 

Received on : January 05, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

A safe and secure drinking water supply is vital for human health and well-being. Increasingly, drinking water management and sustainability have been identified as major public health challenges worldwide. Managing this precious resource is important, especially in the water rich province of Alberta where agriculture is one of the largest consumers and polluters of freshwater. Confined beef feedlots can be a significant source of water pollution and vector water born infections. Research related to cattle feedlot operators

 

Keywords : Drinking water supply, Human health, Feedlot operators

 

 

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