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Sea Grant Study Says It's Time To Test Water For More Than Just Bacteria

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July 28, 1999
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National Sea Grant College Program
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In America and most other countries of the world, the microbiological safety of beaches is determined by testing for the presence of fecal bacteria. Water found to be clear of bacteria is assumed to be safe. However, a USC Sea Grant study indicates that standard might be misleading because human pathogenic viruses sometimes lurk in bacteria-free water.

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National Sea Grant College Program. (1999, July 28). Sea Grant Study Says It's Time To Test Water For More Than Just Bacteria. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/07/990728074143.htm
National Sea Grant College Program. "Sea Grant Study Says It's Time To Test Water For More Than Just Bacteria." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/07/990728074143.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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