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Main Title Health effects criteria for fresh recreational waters /
Author Dufour, Alfred P.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-1-84-004
Stock Number PB85-150878
OCLC Number 12556617
Subjects Bathing beaches--Health aspects ; Water quality--Standards ; Freshwater microbiology ; Waterborne infection ; Water--analysis ; Water Pollution--adverse effects ; Water quality management--United States
Additional Subjects Beaches ; Water pollution ; Recreational facilities ; Water quality ; Swimming ; Epidemiology ; Gastrointestinal diseases ; Feces ; Escherchia coli ; Density(Mass/volume) ; Indicator species ; Fresh water ; Comparison ; Public health
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RA606.D84 1984 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EIAD  EPA/600/1-84/004 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/20/1995
EJED  EPA-600/1-84-004 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/24/1994
EKCD  EPA-600/1-84-004 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/23/2013
ELAD  EPA 600-1-84-004 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 12/07/2009
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-84-004 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-1-84-004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/25/1998
NTIS  PB85-150878 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 33 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A criterion for the quality of the bathing water, based upon swimming-associated gastrointestinal illness, was developed from data obtained during a multi-year freshwater epidemiological-microbiological research program conducted at bathing beaches near Erie, Pennsylvania and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Three bacterial indicators of fecal pollution were used to measure the water quality, E. coli, enterococci and fecal coliforms. A good correlation was observed between swimming-associated gastrointestinal symptoms and either E. coli or enterococci densities in the water. Fecal coliform densities showed little or no correlation to gastrointestinal illness rates in swimmers.
Cover title. "Aug. 1984." "EPA/600-1-84-004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-33).