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Bacteriological quality of bottled drinking water versus municipal tap water in Dharan municipality, Nepal

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Health, Population, & Nutrition, June 2016
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Title
Bacteriological quality of bottled drinking water versus municipal tap water in Dharan municipality, Nepal
Published in
Journal of Health, Population, & Nutrition, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s41043-016-0054-0
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Authors

Narayan Dutt Pant, Nimesh Poudyal, Shyamal Kumar Bhattacharya

Abstract

Water-related diseases are of great concern in developing countries like Nepal. Every year, there are countless morbidity and mortality due to the consumption of unsafe drinking water. Recently, there have been increased uses of bottled drinking water in an assumption that the bottled water is safer than the tap water and its use will help to protect from water-related diseases. So, the main objective of this study was to analyze the bacteriological quality of bottled drinking water and that of municipal tap water. A total of 100 samples (76 tap water and 24 bottled water) were analyzed for bacteriological quality and pH. The methods used were spread plate method for total plate count (TPC) and membrane filter method for total coliform count (TCC), fecal coliform count (FCC), and fecal streptococcal count (FSC). pH meter was used for measuring pH. One hundred percent of the tap water samples and 87.5 % of the bottled water samples were found to be contaminated with heterotrophic bacteria. Of the tap water samples, 55.3 % were positive for total coliforms, compared with 25 % of the bottled water. No bottled water samples were positive for fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci, in contrast to 21.1 % and 14.5 % of the tap water samples being contaminated with fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci, respectively. One hundred percent of the tap water samples and 54.2 % of the bottled water samples had pH in the acceptable range. All of the municipal tap water samples and most of the bottled drinking water samples distributed in Dharan municipality were found to be contaminated with one or more than one type of indicator organisms. On the basis of our findings, we may conclude that comparatively, the bottled drinking water may have been safer (than tap water) to drink.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 107 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 22%
Student > Bachelor 22 21%
Researcher 10 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 18 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 16 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 7%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Other 27 25%
Unknown 31 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 July 2017.
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#1,140,649
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