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MATERIALS SUPPORTING THE NEW RECREATIONAL WATER QUALITY CRITERIA FOR PATHOGENS
MATERIALS SUPPORTING THE NEW RECREATIONAL WATER QUALITY CRITERIA FOR PATHOGENS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0466-0107.
Implementation of BEACH Act amendments
EPA is developing new, rapid methods for monitoring water quality at beaches to determine adequacy of water quality for swimming. The methods being developed rely upon quantitive polymerase chain reaction technology. They will permit real time decisions regarding beach closures. The methods are supported by a series of epidemiology studies evaluating the rate of GI illness resulting from swimming events.