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Main Title Bathing Water Quality and Health - III. Coastal Water.
Author McCabe, J, L. J. ;
CORP Author Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1961
Report Number SEC-TR-W61-51;
Stock Number PB-215 332
Additional Subjects ( Public health ; Swimming) ; ( Water pollution ; Swimming) ; ( Long Island Sound ; Water pollution) ; Epidemiology ; Infections ; Bacteriology ; Environmental surveys ; Beaches ; Salt water ; New York ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-215 332 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 145p
There are important variants in salt water that are not encountered by fresh water swimmers. Salt water has a bactericidal effect which causes a rapid diminution in the densities of coliform and other introduced bacteria. Because of salinity, there is also less inclination to take water into the mouth and therefore less likelihood of infection by enteric pathogens that might be present. The objectives of the present study were to: Determine the bacterial quality of coastal waters at the bathing areas; Investigate the physical factors which influence bathing water quality; Collect epidemiological data on diseases, minor illnesses, and irritations which might be attributable to bathing, and correlate them with water quality.