Online Program

Risk perception of drinking water source and quality in a low income Hispanic community in the San Joaquin Valley

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Samendra Sherchan, PHD, Public Health, California State University- Fresno, Fresno, CA
Over 45 million people in the US depend on their individual wells for their driinking water source. In most states, private wells are not regulated by local and state agencies. For this reason, we are conducting this study on overall water quality in low-income communities. Our objectives are to determine if there is a significant difference in water quality between tap water and bottled water used by these families and also to understand risk perception the have toward public drinking water systems and other alternative water sources. This presentation will also cover our survey results we conducted among 250 people from low-income families asking them about their perspective of drinking water source and water quality .

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Assess the rick perception low income families have regarding their public water distribution systems and other alternative drinking water sources including bottled water

Keyword(s): Water & Health, Risk Factors/Assesment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have received my Phd from the University of Arizona and I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple federally funded grants focusing on the water quality in disadvantaged communities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.