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    Indicators of Recreational Water Quality

    Published: Jan 1977

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    Water quality indicators, in general, and a number of potential health effects, water quality indicators, specifically, are examined with regard to their use in predicting the health hazards associated with the use of recreational waters. The factors considered are the requisite characteristics, constraints upon their use and the data obtained thereby, and their evaluation, especially as regards available epidemiological data. Based upon existing information, two indicator systems, Escherichia coli and enterococci, are tentatively recommended as the indicators of choice for this specific application.


    bacteria, water, coliform bacteria

    Author Information:

    Cabelli, VJ
    Chief, Marine Field Station, Health Effects Research Laboratory-Cin., U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, West Kingston, R. I.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34831S

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