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Main Title Mycobacteria in Public Water Supplies: Comparative Resistance to Chlorine (Journal Version).
Author Pelletier, P. A. ; du Moulin, G. C. ; Stottmeier, K. D. ;
CORP Author Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dept. of Anaesthesia. ;Boston Univ., MA. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-812787; EPA/600/J-88/128;
Stock Number PB89-110456
Additional Subjects Chlorine ; Mycobacterium ; Water treatment ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Sanitary engineering ; Potable water ; Concentration(Composition) ; Resistance ; Bacteria ; Reprints ; Waterborne diseases ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-110456 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/14/1989
Collation 5p
The isolation of mycobacteria from municipal and hospital water supplies prompted an investigation of the susceptibility of environmental and clinical isolates of mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis to free chlorine. Experiments revealed that free chlorine concentrations of 1.0 mg/l eliminated 100,000 c.f.u. of the mycobacterial strains tested within 8 hours of exposure, whereas a concentration of 0.15 mg/l had virtually no bacteriocidal effect. Free chlorine residual levels of 0.1 mg/l or less, depending on the water temperature within Boston, suggest that current disinfection procedures may not be adequate for effective control of potentially pathogenic mycobacteria in public water supply systems serving a population with increased risk factors.