- Risk of waterborne illness via drinking water in the United States
Kelly A Reynolds
The University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 192:117-58. 2008
- Association of fecal indicator bacteria with human viruses and microbial source tracking markers at coastal beaches impacted by nonpoint source pollution
Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 78:6423-32. 2012
- Water pollution risk associated with natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale
Daniel J Rozell
Department of Technology and Society, 347A Harriman Hall, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 3760, USA
Risk Anal 32:1382-93. 2012
..These techniques carry potential environmental risk due to their high water use and substantial risk for water pollution. Using probability bounds analysis, we assessed the likelihood of water contamination from natural gas ..
- Microbial source tracking: state of the science
Joyce M Simpson
U S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Water Supply Water Resources Division, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA
Environ Sci Technol 36:5279-88. 2002
..Management and remediation of water pollution would be more cost-effective if the correct sources could be identified...
- State of the art molecular markers for fecal pollution source tracking in water
Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Sohngaardsholmsvej 57, DK 9000, Aalborg, Denmark
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 89:1341-55. 2011
- Development of Bacteroides 16S rRNA gene TaqMan-based real-time PCR assays for estimation of total, human, and bovine fecal pollution in water
The University of Tennessee, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, 676 Dabney Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996 1605, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:4214-24. 2006
..These results suggest that real-time PCR assays without DNA extraction can be used to quantify fecal concentrations and provide preliminary fecal source identification in watersheds...
- Detection and typing of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli and analysis of indicator organisms in three waterborne outbreaks in Finland
Marja Liisa Hänninen
Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene, University of Helsinki, PO Box 57, 00014 Helsinki University, Finland
Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1391-6. 2003
..This combination reliably verified similarity or dissimilarity of C. jejuni isolates from patient samples, from drinking water, and from other environmental sources, thus confirming the likely reservoir of an outbreak...
- Pattern recognition techniques for the evaluation of spatial and temporal variations in water quality. A case study: Suquía River Basin (Cordoba-Argentina)
W D Alberto
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Dto Bioquímica Cdad Universitaria, Argentina
Water Res 35:2881-94. 2001
- Quantification and stability of human adenoviruses and polyomavirus JCPyV in wastewater matrices
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Av Diagonal 645, Barcelona 08028, Spain, and Department of Clinical Virology, Umea University Hospital, Sweden
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7894-6. 2006
..Both viruses showed high stability in urban sewage. These results confirm the suitability of both viruses as indicators of human fecal viral pollution...
- Lag time in water quality response to best management practices: a review
Donald W Meals
Tetra Tech, Inc, 84 Caroline St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
J Environ Qual 39:85-96. 2010
- Distribution and diversity of the enterococcal surface protein (esp) gene in animal hosts and the Pacific coast environment
B A Layton
Environmental and Water Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
J Appl Microbiol 106:1521-31. 2009
- Evaluation of tropical water sources and mollusks in southern Brazil using microbiological, biochemical, and chemical parameters
Doris Sobral Marques Souza
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciencias Biologicas, Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Laboratorio de Virologia Aplicada, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, CEP 88040 970, Brazil
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 76:153-61. 2012
..These results highlight the need for public investment in adequate wastewater treatment and adequate treatment of oysters, ensuring safe areas for shellfish production as well as healthier bivalve mollusks for consumption...
- Characterization of Enterococcus spp. from human and animal feces using 16S rRNA sequences, the esp gene, and PFGE for microbial source tracking in Korea
Sei Yoon Kim
Department of Environmental Health and Institute of Health and Environment, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Environ Sci Technol 44:3423-8. 2010
Contamination from human and animal fecal waste is a primary cause of water pollution. Microbial source tracking (MST) may be a useful tool for high-quality environmental management and for assessing human health risks associated with ..
- Comparison of methods for concentrating human adenoviruses, polyomavirus JC and noroviruses in source waters and drinking water using quantitative PCR
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
J Virol Methods 158:104-9. 2009
..8 x 10(3) JCPyV GC/L). The methods developed are easy to standardize and may be valuable tools for the control of viral contamination in source water and for assessing the efficiency of virus removal in drinking water treatment plants...
- The influence of rainfall on the incidence of microbial faecal indicators and the dominant sources of faecal pollution in a Florida river
S D Shehane
Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
J Appl Microbiol 98:1127-36. 2005
..An assessment of microbial densities in an urbanized Florida watershed was performed during a period of changing rainfall patterns to investigate the role of climate coupled with urbanization in declining water quality...
- Application of an environmental decision support system to a water quality trading program affected by surface water diversions
Christopher C Obropta
Department of Environmental Sciences, Cook College, Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Environ Manage 42:946-56. 2008
..The method described here is believed to be the first application of an EDSS to a water quality trading program that explicitly accounts for surface water diversions...
- Evaluation of targeting methods for implementation of best management practices in the Saginaw River Watershed
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, 225 Farrall Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
J Environ Manage 103:24-40. 2012
- Genotypic analysis of Enterococci isolated from fecal-polluted water from different sources by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) for application to microbial source tracking
Graduate School of Agriculture and Engineering, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889 2192, Japan
Microbes Environ 26:181-3. 2011
..faecium were classified into 25 PFGE patterns, and characteristics distinctive to each genotype were recognized. Analysis of the characteristics of genotypes using PFGE can be used to track source of fecal pollution...
- Climate change and waterborne and vector-borne disease
P R Hunter
School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
J Appl Microbiol 94:37S-46S. 2003
..Although increased temperature could lead to climatic conditions favourable to increases in certain vector-borne diseases such as malaria, the infrastructure in the UK would prevent the indigenous spread of malaria...
- Infectious disease outbreaks related to drinking water in Canada, 1974-2001
Corinne J Schuster
HPRP Project 045032, University of Guelph, ON
Can J Public Health 96:254-8. 2005
- Identification of human and animal adenoviruses and polyomaviruses for determination of sources of fecal contamination in the environment
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Av Diagonal 645, Barcelona 08028, Spain
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7886-93. 2006
..Human and porcine adenoviruses and human and bovine polyomaviruses are proposed as tools for evaluating the presence of viral contamination and for tracking the origin of fecal/urine contamination in environmental samples...
- The pollution of the marine environment by plastic debris: a review
Jose G B Derraik
Ecology and Health Research Centre, Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mar Pollut Bull 44:842-52. 2002
..To address the problem of plastic debris in the oceans is a difficult task, and a variety of approaches are urgently required. Some of the ways to mitigate the problem are discussed...
- Geochemical speciation and risk assessment of heavy metals in the river estuarine sediments--a case study: Mahanadi basin, India
Sanjay Kumar Sundaray
Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
J Hazard Mater 186:1837-46. 2011
..Factor analysis reveals that the enrichment of heavy metals in bioavailable fraction is mostly contributed from anthropogenic sources. These contributing sources are highlighted by cluster analysis...
- Land-use legacies are important determinants of lake eutrophication in the anthropocene
Bronwyn E Keatley
Department of Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
PLoS ONE 6:e15913. 2011
- Faecal contamination of drinking water in a Brazilian shanty town: importance of household storage and new human faecal marker testing
Curtis C Copeland
University of Virginia Center for Global Health, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
J Water Health 7:324-31. 2009
- Synthetic polymers in the marine environment: a rapidly increasing, long-term threat
Charles James Moore
Algalita Marine Research Foundation, 148 N Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
Environ Res 108:131-9. 2008
..The extent of this problem and its effects have recently begun to be investigated. A little more than half of all thermoplastics will sink in seawater...
- Quo vadis source tracking? Towards a strategic framework for environmental monitoring of fecal pollution
Jorge W Santo Domingo
US Environmental Protection Agency, NRMRL WSWRD MCCB, 26 W Martin Luther King Dr, MS 387, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
Water Res 41:3539-52. 2007
- Alternative indicators of fecal pollution: relations with pathogens and conventional indicators, current methodologies for direct pathogen monitoring and future application perspectives
Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, North 13, West 8, 060 8628 Sapporo, Japan
Water Res 40:2463-76. 2006
- Quantitative PCR method for sensitive detection of ruminant fecal pollution in freshwater and evaluation of this method in alpine karstic regions
Georg H Reischer
Institute for Chemical Engineering, Gene Technology Group, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9 166 5, A 1060 Vienna, Austria
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5610-4. 2006
..The marker was detected in water samples from a karstic catchment area at levels matching a gradient from negligible to considerable ruminant fecal influence (from not detectable to 10(5) marker equivalents per liter)...
- Viral pollution in the environment and in shellfish: human adenovirus detection by PCR as an index of human viruses
Department of Microbiology, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Appl Environ Microbiol 64:3376-82. 1998
..The results suggest that the detection of adenoviruses by PCR could be used as an index of the presence of human viruses in the environment where a molecular index is acceptable...
- Coastal freshwater runoff is a risk factor for Toxoplasma gondii infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis)
M A Miller
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, 1 Shields Avenue, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Int J Parasitol 32:997-1006. 2002
..This study provides evidence implicating land-based surface runoff as a source of T. gondii infection for marine mammals, specifically sea otters, and provides a convincing illustration of pathogen pollution in the marine ecosystem...
- A quantitative real-time PCR assay for the highly sensitive and specific detection of human faecal influence in spring water from a large alpine catchment area
G H Reischer
Institute for Chemical Engineering, Gene Technology Group, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Lett Appl Microbiol 44:351-6. 2007
..The assay detects human-specific faecal DNA markers (BacH) from 16S rRNA gene sequences from the phylum Bacteroidetes using TaqMan minor groove binder probes...
- Occurrence of adenovirus and other enteric viruses in limited-contact freshwater recreational areas and bathing waters
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
J Appl Microbiol 111:1250-61. 2011
..Additionally, we evaluated associations between point sources of human faecal pollution and enterovirus and adenovirus presence and concentrations...
- Unsuitability of quantitative Bacteroidales 16S rRNA gene assays for discerning fecal contamination of drinking water
Paul W J J van der Wielen
KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4876-81. 2010
..We conclude that assays for Bacteroidales 16S rRNA genes are not specific enough to discern fecal contamination of drinking water in the Netherlands...
- Eutrophication, risk management and sustainability. The perceptions of different stakeholders in the northern Baltic Sea
Environmental and Marine Biology, Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Artillerigatan 6, FI 20500 Åbo, Finland
Mar Pollut Bull 66:143-50. 2013
..There was an overall consensus that eutrophication is a serious problem. Still variations in the opinions both within and between the stakeholder groups were seen. The scientists were most divergent from the rest...
- Governance of water resources in the phase of change: a case study of the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in Sweden
School of Life Sciences, Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden
Ambio 40:210-20. 2011
..The study underlines the importance of institutional arrangements that can handle variability of local situations and trade-offs between solutions and priorities on different hierarchical levels...
- Quantitative multi-year elucidation of fecal sources of waterborne pathogen contamination in the South Nation River basin using bacteroidales microbial source tracking markers
Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, 1391 Sandford Str, London, Ontario N5V 4T3, Canada
Water Res 47:2315-24. 2013
..detections. Important positive associations between markers and pathogens were found among: i) total Bacteroidales and Cryptosporidium and Giardia, ii) ruminant marker and S. enterica, and iii) muskrat and Campylobacter spp...
- Surface water pollution in three urban territories of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh
S K Karn
Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1, Kamitomioka machi, Nagaoka City, 940-2188, Japan
Environ Manage 28:483-96. 2001
- Spatial variation and source apportionment of water pollution in Qiantang River (China) using statistical techniques
Zhejiang University the University of Western Australia Joint Centre in Integrated Water Management and Protection, and College of Environment and Natural Resources, Zhejiang University, 310029 Hangzhou, PR China
Water Res 44:1562-72. 2010
Understanding the spatial distribution and apportioning the sources of water pollution are important in the study and efficient management of water resources...
- Monitoring source water for microbial contamination: evaluation of water quality measures
Jeanine D Plummer
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609, USA
Water Res 41:3716-28. 2007
..However, these targets could not be used for routine monitoring due to a high percentage of non-detects...
- Web-based investigation of water associated illness in marine bathers
David J Turbow
College of Health Sciences, TUI University, Cypress, CA 90630, USA
Environ Res 106:101-9. 2008
..This method of rapid RWI data collection over the web could easily be adopted by health agencies for coordinated disease surveillance...
- Quantitative identification of fecal water pollution sources by TaqMan real-time PCR assays using Bacteroidales 16S rRNA genetic markers
Dae Young Lee
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 88:1373-83. 2010
..PCR-based analysis of Bacteroidales 16S rRNA genes has emerged as a promising tool to identify sources of fecal water pollution. In this study, three TaqMan real-time PCR assays (BacGeneral, BacHuman, and BacBovine) were developed and ..
- Spatio-temporal patterns and source apportionment of coastal water pollution in eastern Hong Kong
College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
Water Res 41:3429-39. 2007
..systems (GIS) was used to evaluate the spatio-temporal patterns and source apportionment of coastal water pollution in eastern Hong Kong. Fourteen variables were surveyed at 27 sites monthly from 2000 to 2004...
- Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from contaminated manure and irrigation water to lettuce plant tissue and its subsequent internalization
Ethan B Solomon
Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 68:397-400. 2002
..Experiments demonstrate that E. coli O157:H7 can enter the lettuce plant through the root system and migrate throughout the edible portion of the plant...
- Influence of industrial contamination on mobile genetic elements: class 1 integron abundance and gene cassette structure in aquatic bacterial communities
Meredith S Wright
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC, USA
ISME J 2:417-28. 2008
- Identification of source of faecal pollution of Tirumanimuttar River, Tamilnadu, India using microbial source tracking
Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P O Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
Environ Monit Assess 184:6001-12. 2012
..The sources of faecal pollution identified in this study may facilitate the monitoring and management of the Tirumanimuttar River...
- Evaluation of methodology for detection of human adenoviruses in wastewater, drinking water, stream water and recreational waters
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
J Appl Microbiol 108:800-9. 2010
..This study evaluates dialysis filtration and a range of PCR detection methods for identification and quantification of human adenoviruses in a range of environmental waters...
- Monitoring the effects of water pollution on Cyprinus carpio in Karakaya Dam Lake, Turkey
Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, Inonu University, 44069, Malatya, Turkey
Ecotoxicology 15:157-69. 2006
..were found for selected enzyme biomarkers, but condition factor (CF) or hepatosomatic index were significantly different from the St-5 samples, a result that may be attributed to water pollution in KDL by various contaminants.
- Regional industrial production's spatial distribution and water pollution control: a plant-level aggregation method for the case of a small region in China
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Sci Total Environ 407:4946-53. 2009
With fast economic growth, industrial water pollution has been a serious problem ubiquitously in China...
- Spatial and temporal variability of water quality of an urbanized river in Algeria: the case of Soummam Wadi
Faculty of Life and Nature Sciences, 3BS Laboratory A, Mira University, Bejaia 06000, Algeria
Water Environ Res 82:742-9. 2010
..This work is one of the first studies on the quality of rivers in Algeria. This research will be useful as a first step for future works in North Africa and will add to knowledge on the water quality in the Mediterranean Basin...
- Are current phosphorus risk indicators useful to predict the quality of surface waters in southern manitoba, Canada?
Dep of Soil Science, Univ of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2
J Environ Qual 38:2096-105. 2009
..80***, r = 0.63**, 0.76***, and -0.70**, respectively). Therefore, these types of P risk indicators require modifications to estimate the risk of P loss under the soil, landscape, and climatic conditions of southern Manitoba...
- Effects of cattle manure on erosion rates and runoff water pollution by faecal coliforms
M C Ramos
Department of Environment and Soil Science, University of Lleida, Alcalde Rovira Roure 191, Lleida E 25198, Spain
J Environ Manage 78:97-101. 2006
..However, the benefits of waste recycling may be partially offset by the risk of water pollution associated with runoff from the fields to which slurry or manure has been applied...
- [Guidelines on water and solutions for dialysis. Italian Society of Nephrology]
Center for Nephrology and Dialysis of Aosta, Italian Society of Nephrology, Aosta, Italy
G Ital Nefrol 22:246-73. 2005
..Suggestions and questions concerning these guidelines are welcome to email@example.com...
- Seasonal and spatial variation of Yamuna River water quality in Delhi, India
Delhi Zonal Laboratory, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, CSIR Building, A 93 94, Phase I, Naraina Industrial Area, New Delhi, 110 028, India
Environ Monit Assess 170:661-70. 2010
..The study results revealed the lowest level of pollution during monsoon. The statistical analysis revealed a positive correlation between DO, BOD, COD, TKN, and AMM...
- Effects of open water on the performance of a constructed wetland for nonpoint source pollution control
H C Kim
Department of Environmental Science, Konkuk University, Seoul 143 701, Korea
Water Sci Technol 62:1003-12. 2010
..Overall, performance of the constructed wetland was improved BOD, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus with the establishment of open water sections in the constructed wetland system...
- Health and environmental policy issues in Canada: the role of watershed management in sustaining clean drinking water quality at surface sources
John Mark Davies
Department of Biology, NSERC IRC Environmental Management of Drinking Water, University of Victoria, PO Box 3020 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8N 3N5
J Environ Manage 68:273-86. 2003
..Only with such directed policies can the future availability of clean drinking water sources be ensured...
- Reforming agricultural nonpoint pollution policy in an increasingly budget-constrained environment
James S Shortle
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, 112 Armsby Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 5600, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:1316-25. 2012
Agricultural nonpoint source water pollution has long been recognized as an important contributor to U.S. water quality problems and the subject of an array of local, state, and federal initiatives to reduce the problem...
- Water pollution by agriculture
School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:659-66. 2008
..The implications for the management of agriculture are far more profound than is currently widely realized...
- Heavy metal pollution assessment in sediments of the Izmit Bay, Turkey
Department of Environmental Protection, Kocaeli University, 41275 Kocaeli, Turkey
Environ Monit Assess 123:219-31. 2006
..The results show that road traffic run-offs, paint industries and coal combustion are among the most significant sources...
- Pollution sources and mortality rates across rural-urban areas in the United States
West Virginia Rural Health Research Center, Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
J Rural Health 26:383-91. 2010
..To conduct an assessment of rural environmental pollution sources and associated population mortality rates...
- Parameter uncertainty analysis of the non-point source pollution in the Daning River watershed of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region, China
State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, PR China
Sci Total Environ 405:195-205. 2008
..The uncertainty of runoff was smaller compared to that of sediment, organic N, nitrate, and TP, and the source of uncertainty was mainly affected by parameters associated with runoff...
- Long-term trends and variation of acidity, COD(Mn) and colour in coastal rivers of Western Finland in relation to climate and hydrology
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, P O Box 4300, University of Oulu, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
Sci Total Environ 408:5019-27. 2010
..Climate change is predicted to increase river flow in general and winter discharge in particular, and therefore the acidity problems in affected rivers may increase in a future climate...
- Optimal nonpoint source pollution control strategies for a reservoir watershed in Taiwan
Cheng Daw Hsieh
Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
J Environ Manage 85:908-17. 2007
..The modeling framework developed in the present study could be used as an efficient tool for planning a watershed-wide implementation of BMPs for mitigating stormwater pollution impact on the receiving water bodies...
- Major factors influencing the efficacy of vegetated buffers on sediment trapping: a review and analysis
Inst of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang Univ, Hangzhou 310029, China
J Environ Qual 37:1667-74. 2008
..Regardless of the area ratio of buffer to agricultural field, a 10 m buffer and a 9% slope optimized the sediment trapping capability of vegetated buffers...
- The effects that well depth and wellhead protection have on bacterial contamination of private water wells in the Estes Park Valley, Colorado
Thomas R Gonzales
Clark County Public Health, Environmental Health Services, Vancouver, WA 98666 8825, USA
J Environ Health 71:17-23. 2008
..084, p = .001). This study determined that wellhead protection and well depth does play a role in bacterial contamination of water wells...
- Temporal trend and source apportionment of water pollution in different functional zones of Qiantang River, China
College of Environment and Natural Resources, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Water Res 45:1781-95. 2011
The increasingly serious river water pollution in developing countries poses great threat to environmental health and human welfare...
- Recreation in coastal waters: health risks associated with bathing in sea water
M D Prieto
Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
J Epidemiol Community Health 55:442-7. 2001
..Gastrointestinal and skin symptoms kept a positive trend with the degree of water pollution by total coliforms in both crude and adjusted analyses...
- Assessment and impact of microbial fecal pollution and human enteric pathogens in a coastal community
E K Lipp
College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 42:286-93. 2001
..The high prevalence of enteroviruses throughout the study area suggests a chronic pollution problem and potential risk to recreational swimmers in and around Sarasota Bay...
- Confirmation of putative stormwater impact on water quality at a Florida beach by microbial source tracking methods and structure of indicator organism populations
M J Brownell
Department of Biology, University of South Florida, SCA 110, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Water Res 41:3747-57. 2007
- Development of mussel mRNA profiling: Can gene expression trends reveal coastal water pollution?
Department of Biology and CRIBI Biotechnology Centre, University of Padova, Via Bassi 58 B, 35131 Padova, Italy
Mutat Res 602:121-34. 2006
..Nevertheless, the gene expression patterns described in this paper support a wider characterization of the mussel transcriptome and point to the development of novel environmental metrics...
- Rural drinking water at supply and household levels: quality and management
Bilqis A Hoque
Environment and Population Research Center EPRC, House 242, Road 17, New DOHS, Mohakahli, Dhaka 1206, Bangladesh
Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:451-60. 2006
- Rapidly measured indicators of recreational water quality are predictive of swimming-associated gastrointestinal illness
Timothy J Wade
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Human Studies Division, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:24-8. 2006
..The association between Enterococcus and illness strengthened as time spent swimming in the water increased. This is the first study to show that water quality measured by rapid methods can predict swimming-associated health effects...
- Surveillance for waterborne disease and outbreaks associated with recreational water use and other aquatic facility-associated health events--United States, 2005-2006
Jonathan S Yoder
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
MMWR Surveill Summ 57:1-29. 2008
..In addition, data are collected on individual cases of recreational water-associated illnesses and infections and health events occurring at aquatic facilities but not directly related to water exposure...
- Source tracking fecal bacteria in water: a critical review of current methods
Cynthia L Meays
NSERC IRC Environmental Management of Drinking Water, Department of Biology, University of Victoria, PO Box 3020 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8N 3N5
J Environ Manage 73:71-9. 2004
- Drivers of water quality variability in northern coastal Ecuador
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall 3114, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3114, USA
Environ Sci Technol 43:1788-97. 2009
..The variability can be understood as a combination of environmental (e.g., seasonal and soil processes) and other drivers (e.g., human river use, water practices, and sanitation), each working at different time scales...
- Performance reconnaissance of stormwater proprietary best management practices
Ashraf Z Al-Hamdan
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Central, Orlando, Florida 32186, USA
J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 42:427-37. 2007
..Other factors that should be considered in BMP evaluation are also presented in this paper...
- Multiplex PCR with 16S rRNA gene-targeted primers of bifidobacterium spp. to identify sources of fecal pollution
Departament de Microbiologia, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, E 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Appl Environ Microbiol 70:3171-5. 2004
..The method showed a sensitivity threshold of 10 cells/ml. This new molecular method could provide useful information for the characterization of fecal pollution sources...
- Environmental pollution and the global burden of disease
Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK
Br Med Bull 68:1-24. 2003
..Unsafe water, poor sanitation and poor hygiene are seen to be the major sources of exposure, along with indoor air pollution...
- Rural industries and water pollution in China
School of Social and Environmental Enquiry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
J Environ Manage 86:648-59. 2008
b>Water pollution from small rural industries is a serious problem throughout China...
- Skin manifestations of arsenicosis in two villages in Bangladesh
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, School of International Health, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Int J Dermatol 41:841-6. 2002
..As skin manifestations are sensitive markers of arsenicosis, we examined the skin of adults and adolescents in two villages to elucidate the severity of arsenicosis...
- Evaluating the success of phosphorus management from field to watershed
Andrew N Sharpley
Dep of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Division of Agriculture, Univ of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
J Environ Qual 38:1981-8. 2009
..To be successful, P-based mitigation strategies need to occur iteratively, involve stakeholder driven programs, and address the inherent complexity of all P sources within watersheds...
- Identification and spatial patterns of coastal water pollution sources based on GIS and chemometric approach
College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
J Environ Sci (China) 19:805-10. 2007
..applications of GIS and chemometric approach were applied in identification and spatial patterns of coastal water pollution sources with a large data set (5 years (2000-2004), 17 parameters) obtained through coastal water monitoring ..
- Quantitative microbial faecal source tracking with sampling guided by hydrological catchment dynamics
G H Reischer
Institute of Chemical Engineering, Gene Technology Group, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9 166 5 2, A 1060 Vienna, Austria
Environ Microbiol 10:2598-608. 2008
..This study demonstrates the applicability of quantitative microbial source tracking methods and highlights the prerequisite of considering hydrological catchment dynamics in source tracking study design...
- Diversity and significance of mold species in Norwegian drinking water
National Veterinary Institute, Section for Food and Feed Microbiology, P O Box 8156 Dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7586-93. 2006
..In fact, molds in drinking water should possibly be included in the Norwegian water supply and drinking water regulations...
- Land-use dynamics in a southern Illinois (USA) watershed
Department of Geography, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 62901 4514, USA
Environ Manage 28:325-40. 2001
..The approach developed can be adapted for use by local governments and watershed associations whose goals are to improve watershed resources and environmental quality...
- Outdoor fecal deposition by free-roaming cats and attitudes of cat owners and nonowners toward stray pets, wildlife, and water pollution
Haydee A Dabritz
Wildlife Health Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
J Am Vet Med Assoc 229:74-81. 2006
To estimate cat population size, management, and outside fecal deposition and evaluate attitudes of cat owners and nonowners to stray animal control, water pollution, and wildlife protection.
- Ultrastructural changes in fish gills as biomarker to assess small stream pollution
Department of Physiological Ecology, University of Tubingen, Germany
Tissue Cell 30:617-26. 1998
..The results of the study demonstrate that ultrastructural reactions in the gills of fish kept under semi-field conditions are potentially useful biomarkers indicating small stream pollution...
- Water quality indicators and the risk of illness at beaches with nonpoint sources of fecal contamination
John M Colford
University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Epidemiology 18:27-35. 2007
..Few studies have addressed the utility of indicator bacteria where nonpoint sources are the dominant fecal input. Extrapolating current water-quality thresholds to such locations is uncertain...
- Research and control of well water pollution in high esophageal cancer areas
Xiu Lan Zhang
Cancer Institute, The Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University, 12 Jian Kang Lu, Shijiazhuang 050011, Hebei Province, China
World J Gastroenterol 9:1187-90. 2003
..In order to detect risk factors for esophageal cancer, a national research program was carried out during the Eighth Five-Year Plan (from 1991 to 1995)...
- Basin-wide analysis of the dynamics of fecal contamination and fecal source identification in Tillamook Bay, Oregon
Orin C Shanks
National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U S Enviromental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5537-46. 2006
..This may be important if fecal indicator counts are used as a criterion for source loading potential in receiving waters...
- Nitrate in public water supplies and the risk of colon and rectum cancers
Anneclaire J De Roos
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
Epidemiology 14:640-9. 2003
..N-nitroso compound formation is inhibited by certain nutrients, such as vitamin C, and increased by meat intake...
- Incidence of enteric viruses in groundwater from household wells in Wisconsin
Mark A Borchardt
Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1172-80. 2003
- [Indoor air and bathing water pollution in indoor swimming pools in Guipúzcoa (Spain)]
Loreto Santa Marina
Subdirección de Salud Pública de Guipúzcoa, Departamento de Sanidad del Gobierno Vasco, San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa, Espana
Gac Sanit 23:115-20. 2009
- The semantics and pragmatics of water notices and the impact on public health
Department of Education and Professional Studies, King s College London, Franklin Wilkins Building, London, UK
J Water Health 6:77-86. 2008
- Usefulness of monitoring tropical streams for male-specific RNA coliphages
Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
J Water Health 2:171-81. 2004
- Generation of enterococci bacteria in a coastal saltwater marsh and its impact on surf zone water quality
S B Grant
Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine 92697, USA
Environ Sci Technol 35:2407-16. 2001
..This study identifies a potential tradeoff between restoring coastal wetlands and protecting beach water quality and calls into question the use of ocean bathing water standards based on enterococci at locations near coastal wetlands...
- Assessing pollution prevention program by QUAL2E simulation analysis for the Kao-Ping River Basin, Taiwan
S K Ning
Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China
J Environ Manage 61:61-76. 2001
..The predicted situation of water quality in the dry season may even present worse condition. Additional water pollution control policy, such as the use of economic instruments, for controlling and reducing the waste-load of ..
- New genotypes and factors associated with Cryptosporidium detection in mussels (Mytilus spp.) along the California coast
W A Miller
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Int J Parasitol 35:1103-13. 2005
- Relationships between Bacteroides 16S rRNA genetic markers and presence of bacterial enteric pathogens and conventional fecal indicators
Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, North 13, West 8, Kita ku, Sapporo 060 8628, Japan
Water Res 41:3615-28. 2007
- Detection of Bacteroidales fecal indicators and the zoonotic pathogens E. coli 0157:H7, salmonella, and campylobacter in river water
Sarah P Walters
Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
Environ Sci Technol 41:1856-62. 2007
..For pathogens such as E. coli O157: H7 that are strongly associated with particular hosts, Bacteroidales host-specific markers can estimate the likelihood of pathogen occurrence, enabling more accurate health risk assessments...
- Sorbitol-fermenting bifidobacteria as indicators of diffuse human faecal pollution in estuarine watersheds
M W Rhodes
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, USA
J Appl Microbiol 87:528-35. 1999