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Main Title Thermotolerant Non-fecal Source 'Klebsiella pneumoniae': Validity of the Fecal Coliform Test in Recreational Waters.
Author Caplenas, N. R. ; Kanarek, M. S. ;
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-C-3043NAEX; EPA/600/J-84/192;
Stock Number PB85-161545
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Coliform bacteria ; Reprints ; Klebsiella pneumoniae ; Water pollution detection
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NTIS  PB85-161545 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
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Abstract
Wisconsin pulp and paper mill processing plants were evaluated for fecal coliform and total Klebsiella (i.e., thermotolerant and thermointolerant) bacterial concentrations. Using the standard fecal coliform test, up to 90 per cent of non-fecal source thermo-tolerant K. pneumoniae was falsely identified as fecal source bacteria. Since there is a lack of specificity in the currently used standard for fecal coliform evaluation, a more reliable health risk assessment for fecal coliform bacteria is recommended.