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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/nhessd-3-5287-2015
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Brief Communication: Use of field test kit for detection of lead in drinking water in Philippines post the disaster typhoon Haiyan
K. Y. Liu, L. M. Cong, Z. J. Lan, R. P. Ma, L. Yu, Q. Song, Y. F. Wang, S. Ren, B. N. Lu, R. S. Deng, G. R. Li, and W. P. Li Tongzhou Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Beijing, China
Abstract. On 8 November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Philippines. On 24 November, the Chinese hospital ship arrived in Philippines to help with disaster relief efforts. Drinking water was collected at a variety of locations, and the concentration levels of lead were determined with field test kit. The results showed that the levels of lead in 67% of total collected water samples exceeded WHO's standard. Afterwards, the local government had taken many measures to ensure a safe water supply in next few months. This is the first report about water quality in Philippines after the disaster.

Citation: Liu, K. Y., Cong, L. M., Lan, Z. J., Ma, R. P., Yu, L., Song, Q., Wang, Y. F., Ren, S., Lu, B. N., Deng, R. S., Li, G. R., and Li, W. P.: Brief Communication: Use of field test kit for detection of lead in drinking water in Philippines post the disaster typhoon Haiyan, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 3, 5287-5295, doi:10.5194/nhessd-3-5287-2015, 2015.
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In the work, we report the quality of drinking water samples collected by the Chinese rescue team in Philippines after the super typhoon Haiyan which made landfall on November 8, 2013. The levels of lead in most of the collected water samples exceeded WHO's standard. The WHO and local government were seriously concerned about the result, and had taken series of measures to improve the water quality in next few months. This is the first report about water quality in Philippines after the typhoon
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