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Main Title Bacterial water quality standards for recreational waters (freshwater and marine waters) : status report /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/823/R-03-008
Stock Number PB2003-106901
Subjects Water quality--United States. ; Water--Microbiology--United States.
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Water quality standards ; Sea water ; Fresh water ; United States ; Microorganisms ; Water pollution effects ; Pathogens ; Regional analysis ; Environmental health ; Public health ; Exposure ; Monitoring ; Outdoor recreation ; Beach program ; Clean Water Act of 2000
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NTIS  PB2003-106901 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 32 pages : illustrations
Abstract In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established the Beaches Environmental Assessment, and Coastal and Health (BEACH) Program. The goal of the BEACH program is to reduce risks to human health caused by exposure to pathogens in recreational waters. Surveys and ongoing scientific studies continue to document the presence of, or the potential for, disease-carrying bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens present in local beach water, primarily from sewage and stormwater runoff. Humans can be exposed to pathogens in recreational waters through ingestion, inhalation, and body contact. The BEACH Program focuses on the following five areas to improve public health and environmental protection programs for beach goers, and to provide the public with information about the quality of their beach water: strengthening beach standards and testing; providing faster laboratory test methods; predicting pollution; investing in health and methods research, and informing the public. The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000 authorized EPA to award grants for development and implementation of programs to notify the public of the potential exposure to disease-causing microorganisms in coastal recreation waters.
Notes "June 2003." Microfiche.
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Supplementary Notes See also PB98-153075.
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Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water.
PUB Date Free Form 2003.
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20040324115331
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01065nam 2200229Ka 45020