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Show simple item record Von Schirnding, YER en_US Strauss, N en_US Robertson, P en_US Kfir, R en_US Fattal, B en_US Mathee, A en_US Franck, M en_US Cabelli, VJ en_US 2007-03-14T06:45:29Z en_US 2007-06-07T10:09:38Z 2007-03-14T06:45:29Z en_US 2007-06-07T10:09:38Z 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Von Schirnding, YER, et al. 1993. Bather morbidity from recreational exposure to sea-water. Water Science and Technology, vol. 27, March, pp 183-186 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0273-1223 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description.abstract Rapid urbanisation in the coastal areas of South Africa has led to increasing concern about the potential health effects on bathers resulting from exposure to contaminated seawater. Water quality criteria in South Africa are not epidemiologically derived; consequently a major programme has been launched to develop health-related criteria and policies pertaining to wastewater and storm water management in the coastal areas of South Africa. In the first phase of the project, an epidemiological-microbiological study was carried out at a moderately polluted beach and a relatively clean beach, in the Western Cape. Individuals present at the beach in family groups were interviewed and follow-up telephone interviews were conducted 3-4 days after the beach outing. Water quality indicators measured on the same day as the beach interviews revealed significantly higher levels of enterococci and faccal coliforms at the moderately polluted beach. Symptom rates for gastrointestinal, respiratory and skin effects were substantially higher among swimmers relative to non-swimmers at the polluted beach, although they did not reach statistical significance. en_US
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dc.publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd en_US
dc.rights Copyright: 1993 Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd en_US
dc.subject Marine pollution en_US
dc.subject Bather morbidity en_US
dc.subject Seawater en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.title Bather morbidity from recreational exposure to sea-water en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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