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Title Animal waste, water quality and human health / edited by A. Dufour, Jamie Bartram, Robert Bos
Published London : IWA Publishing : [distributor] Portland Customer Services : [distributor] CoInfo Book Services : [distributor] Rittenhouse Book Distributors, 2013
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Series WHO emerging issues in water & infectious disease
Summary Prepared with contributions from a group of international experts, Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health considers microbial contamination from domestic animal and bird sources and explores the health hazards associated with this microbial contamination and approaches to protecting public health. Domestic animals contaminate recreational waters and drinking-water sources with excreta and pathogens; but this threat to public health is inadequately understood and is insufficiently addressed in regulations. More than 85% of the world's faecal wastes is from domestic animals such as poultry, cattle, sheep and pigs. These animals harbor zoonotic pathogens that are transported in the environment by water, especially runoff. However little information exists on health effects associated with exposure to this potential hazard to human health; and water standards focused on control of human fecal contamination do reflect the contribution of non-human fecal contamination to risk. Does compliance with current monitoring practices using microbial indicators provide protection against animal and bird sources of fecal contamination? Prepared with contributions from a group of international experts, Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health considers microbial contamination from domestic animal and bird sources and explores the health hazards associated with this microbial contamination and approaches to protecting public health. Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health will be of interest to regulators with responsibility for recreational waters, drinking water quality and water reuse; policymakers working in water quality, public health and agriculture; decision makers responsible for livestock management; and scientists and practitioners concerned with many affected subjects
Notes Electronic book text
Subject Animal droppings -- Health aspects.
Animal waste.
Pathogenic microorganisms -- Health aspects.
Public health.
Water quality.
Water -- Pollution -- Health aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Bartram, Jamie.
Bos, Robert.
Dufour, Auguste.
ISBN 1780401248
9781780401249