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Main Title Method 1103.1 : Escherichia coli (E. coli) in water by membrane filtration using membrane-thermotolerant Escherichia coli agar (mTEC).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/821/R-02/020
Stock Number PB2003-100125
Subjects Escherichia coli--United States--Prevention.
Additional Subjects Escherichia coli ; Membrane filtration ; Water sampling ; Bacteria ; Agar ; Enumeration ; Epidemiology ; Microorganisms ; Criteria ; Water quality ; Marine environment ; Health effects ; Gastroenteristis ; Feces ; Water pollution effects ; Surface waters ; Counting methods ; Calibration ; Growth(Biology) ; Contamination ; Quality control ; Pollution prevention ; Laboratories ; Test methods
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P1003HT3.PDF
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NTIS  PB2003-100125 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Abstract
This method describes a membrane filter (MF) procedure for the detection and enumeration of Escherichia coli. Because the bacterium is a natural inhabitant only of the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals, its presence in water samples is an indication of fecal pollution and the possible presence of enteric pathogens. The E. coli test is recommended as a measure of recreational fresh water quality. Epidemiological studies have led to the development of criteria which can be used to promulgate recreational water standards based on established relationships between health effects and water quality. The significance of finding E. coli in recreational fresh water samples is the direct relationship between the density of E. coli and the risk of gastrointestinal illness associated with swimming in the water.
Notes
"September 2002." "EPA-821-R-02-020." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.