An investigation on public awareness, attitude and behavior toward drinking water quality in Taiwan

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Journal: Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi 1993/11/01
Published: 1993
Authors: Yang, C. Y.;Chiu, J. F.;Ho, C. S.;Lan, S. J.
Address: Department of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical College, Taiwan, Republic of China.

The objective of this study was to investigate the public awareness, attitude and behavior toward drinking water quality. The results showed that (1) Overall, 80.6% of those responding to the survey rated their local drinking water quality as above average or better. (2) Even though most people were happy with the present quality of their drinking water, 79.2% of the public characterized themselves as concerned about encountering substances in drinking water in their lifetime that could lead to bad health effect or death. (3) 73.8% of the survey respondents never examined the water facilities for their own use.

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