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University Of Michigan Professor Develops Faster Way To Test Beach Water For E. Coli Levels

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August 12, 2002
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When officials close a public beach because the water is contaminated, those announcements don't come until days after the E. coli level has reached dangerous levels -- and likewise the order to reopen a beach happens days after the level has dropped. Rolf Deininger, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Jiyoung Lee, a post-doctoral research fellow at the School of Public Health, developed a faster, portable testing unit that can yield results on the spot in about 45 minutes.

ANN ARBOR -- When officials close a public beach because the water is contaminated, those announcements don't come until days after the E. coli level has reached dangerous levels -- and likewise the order to reopen a beach happens days after the level has dropped.


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University Of Michigan. (2002, August 12). University Of Michigan Professor Develops Faster Way To Test Beach Water For E. Coli Levels. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020812070749.htm
University Of Michigan. "University Of Michigan Professor Develops Faster Way To Test Beach Water For E. Coli Levels." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020812070749.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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