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Taiwan is surrounded by oceans, and therefore numerous pleasure beaches attract millions of tourists annually to participate in recreational swimming activities. However, impaired water quality because of fecal pollution poses a potential threat to the tourists' health. This study probabilistically ...

Author(s)
Jang ChengShin; Liang ChingPing
Publisher
IWA Publishing, London, UK
Citation
Water Science and Technology, 2018, 77, 2, pp 534-547
Abstract

Water is essential for life and in most parts of the world including Ghana it is used for various activities such as drinking, bathing and recreational purposes. The objective of this study was to assess the bacteriological quality of swimming pools' water in the Accra Metropolis. Five swimming...

Author(s)
Pesewu, G. A.; Boakye, N. A.; Norshie, V.; Adjei, D. N.; Olu-Taiwo, M. A.; Mills-Robertson, F. C.; Osei-Djarbeng, S.; Asmah, R. H.; Ayeh-Kumi, P. F.
Publisher
Maxwell Science Publication, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2015, 7, 2, pp 31-36
Abstract

Bathing water compliant with bathing water legislation may nevertheless contain pathogens to such a level that they pose unacceptable health risks for swimmers. Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment (QMRA) can provide a proper basis for protective measures, but the required data on swimmer...

Author(s)
Schets, F. M.; Schijven, J. F.; Husman, A. M. de R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Water Research (Oxford), 2011, 45, 7, pp 2392-2400
Abstract

In Europe, the quality of coastal bathing waters improved considerably in the last decades, mainly due to the more demanding legislation and the adoption of water sanitation plans. In the Nerbioi estuary (North Spain), the Wastewater Treatment Plan implemented between 1990 and 2001 resulted on an...

Author(s)
Pouso, S.; Uyarra, M. C.; Borja, Á.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 212, pp 450-461
Abstract

The Great Lakes region possesses over 10,000 miles of shoreline (US EPA and Government of Canada, 1995) which are home to over 1,000 beaches. These beaches represent a recreational outlet for over 30 million people (US EPA and Government of Canada, 1995) and yet many of them remain inaccessible for ...

Author(s)
Kinzelman, J. L.; McLellan, S. L.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 2009, 12, 2, pp 187-196
AbstractFull Text

Recreational water quality has been monitored in New South Wales by the Office of Environment and Heritage's Beachwatch Program since 1989, and in partnership with coastal councils since 2002 under the Beachwatch Partnership Program. This report summarises the performance of 250 swimming sites...

Publisher
NSW Government, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW, Australia
Citation
State of the beaches 2016-2017, 2017, pp iv + 37 pp.
Abstract

Waterborne diseases are common and major problem in developing countries. Considering the great importance of the safety of recreational waters, a cross-sectional study at Addis Ababa and Oromiya regional state was carried out over a three month period of time from May-July, 2008. A total of 72...

Author(s)
Thewodros Bekele; Seyoum Leta
Publisher
Academic Journals, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 8, 7, pp 435-441
Abstract

This rapid evidence assessment aimed to evaluate the current epidemiological literature that examines the relationship between recreational water use (i.e. exposure to marine water and freshwater recreational waters) and gastrointestinal illness (GI), and to highlight any significant new research...

Author(s)
King, S.; Exley, J.; Winpenny, E.; Alves, L.; Henham, M. L.; Larkin, J.
Publisher
Rand Corporation, Publications Department, Santa Monica, USA
Citation
The health risks of bathing in recreational waters: a rapid evidence assessment of water quality and gastrointestinal illness, 2014, pp xix + 160 pp.
Abstract

It is important that bathing water sites are free as possible from antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) to prevent the spread of difficult to treat infections throughout the population. This study examines the possible human exposure to antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli (AR-E. coli) through ...

Author(s)
O'Flaherty, E.; Solimini, A.; Pantanella, F.; Cummins, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 650, Part 1, pp 786-795
Abstract

The European Union Directive 76/160/EEC sets out the limits of certain physical chemical and microbiological parameters in order to ensure that the environment and public health in bathing areas are protected throughout the European Community. The aim of the paper consists in assessing the health...

Author(s)
Muka, M.; Kellici, I.; Mensuri, N.
Publisher
Health and Environment Association, Tirana, Albania
Citation
International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science (IJEES), 2013, 3, 1, pp 179-182

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