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Promoting Household Water Treatment through Women's Self Help Groups in Rural India: Assessing Impact on Drinking Water Quality and Equity

  • Matthew C. Freeman mail,

    mcfreem@emory.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Environmental Health, Center for Global Safe Water, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Faculty of Infectious Disease, Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Victoria Trinies,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sophie Boisson,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious Disease, Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gregory Mak,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Thomas Clasen

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious Disease, Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044068

About the Authors

Matthew C. Freeman
Department of Environmental Health, Center for Global Safe Water, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Matthew C. Freeman, Sophie Boisson, Thomas Clasen
Faculty of Infectious Disease, Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Victoria Trinies, Gregory Mak
Department of Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mcfreem@emory.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts related to the funding of the study. This study was funded by Hindustan Level Limited, the maker of the Pureit water filter. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MCF TC. Performed the experiments: VT GM. Analyzed the data: MCF SB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MCF. Wrote the paper: MCF VT TC.