News tagged with fecal bacteria

'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 ...

Mar 11, 2010 3.3 / 5 (4) 3

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.

Sep 22, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Grazing management effects on stream pollutants

Surface water quality is important for the proper function of aquatic ecosystems, as well as human needs and recreation. Pasturelands have been found to be major sources of sediment, phosphorus and pathogens in Midwest surface ...

Jul 21, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Drinking recycled water?

The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia's CSIRO Land and Water set out to ...

Jan 06, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 1