April 6, 2000
American Chemical Society
Two people died and 700 became ill last September when drinking water at a county fair in upstate New York became contaminated with a dangerous strain of bacteria. The microbes, a strain of E. coli known as O157:H7, are thought to have come from dairy cattle manure. Now researchers have found a cheap and easy way to kill dangerous microbes in cow manure. They just add carbonate — the same stuff that makes the bubbles in soft drinks.
Cheap, Easy Way to Prevent Contamination of Water by E. coli
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