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Main Title An investigation into recreational water quality /
Author Mechalas, Byron J. ; Hekimia, K. K. ; Schinaz, L. A. ; Dudle, R. H.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-12-539; EPA-18040-DAZ; 03503,; 18040-DAZ-04/72
Stock Number PB-214 154
OCLC Number 06781536
Subjects Water quality ; Water--Pollution ; Wassergèute
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Water--Pollution ; ( Water pollution ; Public health) ; ( Recreational facilities ; Water quality) ; Risk ; Toxicology ; Dosage ; Exposure ; Standards ; Mathematical models ; Bacteria ; Salmonella ; Viruses ; Pesticides ; Ohio River ; pH ; Acceptability ; Oils ; Coliform bacteria ; Water quality index ; Water pollution standards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD370.W394 v.4 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/01/1988
EKCM  TD370.W394 v.4 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/01/1988
EMBD  WPCR 18040 DAZ 04/72 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/10/1994
ERAD  TD370.W324 v.4 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2013
NTIS  PB-214 154 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 256 p. : graphs, tables ; 28 cm.
A new technique has been developed for establishing firm criteria for health risks associated with recreational water bodies. The basis of the method is a mathematical treatment of medical dose-response data in conjunction with the probability of exposure over a period of time to a given level of the potentially harmful factor, such that a quantitative risk can be assigned to the recreational activity. Once a public health jurisdiction has established an acceptable level of risk, curves produced by electronic data processing equipment can be used to ascertain whether a particular water should be open to the public.
Prepared for Office of Research and Monitoring, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Project no. 18040 DAZ, Contract no 14-12-539. Bibliography: p. 185-256.