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RECORD NUMBER: 43 OF 882
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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.,|
|Report Number||DI-14-12-539; EPA-18040-DAZ; 03503,; 18040-DAZ-04/72|
|Stock Number||PB-214 154|
|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|
|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.