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Title Animal waste, water quality and human health / edited by Al Dufour [and three others].

Publication Info. London : Published on behalf of the World Health Organization by Iwa Publishing, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (488 pages) : illustrations.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series Emerging issues in water and infectious disease series
Note "United States, Environmental Protection Agency."
Bibliography Including bibliographical references and index.
Contents Summary Statement -- 1. Introduction / Jamie Bartram -- 2. Assessing the importance of zoonotic waterborne pathogens / Kumar Govind Suresh, Gary A. Toranzos, Ronald Fayer, Veeranoot Nissaparton, Remigio Olveda, Nicholas Ashbolt and Victor Gannon -- 3. Zoonotic waterborne pathogen loads in livestock / Edward R. Atwill, Xunde Li, Delia Grace and Victor Gannon / 4. Zoonotic waterborne pathogens in livestock and their excreta--interventions / Victor Gannon, Delia Grace and Edward R. Atwill -- 5. Transport of microbial pollution in catchment systems / Christobel Ferguson and David Kay -- 6. Effectiveness of best management practices for attenuating the transport of livestock-derived pathogens within catchments / David Kay, John Crowther, Christopher Kay, Adrian T. McDonald, Christobel Ferguson, Carl M. Stapleton and Mark D. Wyer -- 7. Exposure / Will Robertson and Gordon Yasvinski -- 8. Exposure interventions / Julie Kinzelman and Calum Mcphail -- 9. Indicators, sanitary surveys and source attribution techniques / Julie Kinzelman, Katharine G. Field, Hyatt C. Green, Valerie J. Harwood and Calum McPhail -- 10. Comparative risk analysis / Graham McBride, Tom Ross and Al Dufour -- 11. Epidemiological studies on swimmer health effects associated with potential exposure to zoonotic pathogens in bathing beach water--a review / Al Dufour, Timothy J. Wade and David Kay -- 12. Economic evaluation / Roy Brouwer and Stavros Georgiou -- Index.
Summary "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 faecal contamination do reflect the contribution of non-human faecal 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, this book 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. This book 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."-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Animal waste.
Waterborne infection.
Animals as carriers of disease.
Environmental health.
Public health.
Water -- Pollution.
Water quality.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Dufour, Alfred P.
World Health Organization.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Other Form: Print version: Animal waste, water quality and human health. London : Published on behalf of the World Health Organization by Iwa Publishing, 2012 x, 476 pages ; 24 cm. Emerging issues in water and infectious disease series 9781780401249 (OCoLC)ocn819640565 (DLC)10835357
ISBN 9781780401232
9789241564519 (WHO)
9241564512 (WHO)

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