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Main Title Method 1600: 'Enterococci' in Water by Membrane Filtration Using membrane-Enterococcus Indoxyl-D-Glucoside Agar (mEI).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher Sep 2002
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/821/R-02/022;
Stock Number PB2003-100127
Additional Subjects Enterococcus ; Membrane filtration ; Water sampling ; Bacteria ; Agar ; Enumeration ; Feces ; Water pollution effects ; Water quality ; Microorganisms ; Criteria ; Epidemiology ; Gastroenteritis ; Marine environment ; Fresh water ; Potable water ; Health effects ; Beaches ; Detection ; Counting methods ; Calibration ; Quality control ; Pollution prevention ; Laboratories ; Test methods ;
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NTIS  PB2003-100127 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/24/2003
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Abstract This method describes a membrane filter (MF) procedure for the detection and enumeration of the enterococci bacteria in water. Enterococci are commonly found in the feces of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Although some strains are ubiquitous and not related to fecal pollution, the presence of enterococci in water is an indication of fecal pollution and the possible presence of enteric pathogens. The enterococci test measures the bacteriological quality of recreational waters. Epidemiological studies have led to the development of criteria which can be used to promulgate recreational water standards based on the established relationship between health effects and water quality. The significance of finding enterococci in recreational water samples is the direct relationship between the density of enterococci in the water and swimming-associated gastroenteritis studies of marine and fresh water bathing beaches.
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