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RECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 18
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Method 1623.1: 'Cryptosporidium' and 'Giardia' in Water by Filtration/IMS/FA.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Additional Subjects||Cryptosporidium ; Giardia ; Filtration ; Immunomagnetic separation ; Fluoroimmunoassay ; Staining ; Microorganisms ; Pathogens ; Parasitic diseases ; Waterborne diseases ; Drinking water ; Water analysis ; EPA Method 16231 ; Immunofluorescence|
To support future regulation of protozoa in drinking water, the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 require U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the risk to public health posed by drinking water contaminants, including waterborne parasites, such as Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. To implement these requirements, EPA must assess Cryptosporidium and Giardia occurrence in raw surface waters used as source waters for drinking water treatment plants. EPA Method 1623 was developed to support this assessment.