News tagged with fecal bacteria

Real-world proof of hand washing's effectiveness

Scientists are reporting dramatic new real-world evidence supporting the idea that hand washing can prevent the spread of water-borne disease. It appears in a new study showing a connection between fecal bacteria ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Environment
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'Prewashed' Salad Still Needs Cleaning

(PhysOrg.com) -- For people trying to get in their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, prepackaged green salads are an easy way to start a meal. But there’s growing concern that these convenient ...

dateMar 11, 2010 in Health
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How good are tests for E. coli in streams?

Bacteria commonly used to indicate health risks in recreational waters might not be so reliable after all. Pathogenic E. coli were pervasive in stream-water samples with low concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria.

dateSep 22, 2009 in Environment
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