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ASM Calls For Focus On Microbial Pollution Of Nation's Water Supply

ASM Calls For Focus On Microbial Pollution Of Nation's Water Supply
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19 APRIL 1999

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Webcast Of April 27, 1999 News Briefing

ASM Calls For Focus On
Microbial Pollution Of Nation's Water Supply

Contamination of our nation's drinking and recreational waters with disease-causing microorganisms is a growing public health and environmental problem that is not being adequately addressed by current water safety standards and research. Control of water pollution in the United States over the last two decades has consistently focused on risks associated with chemical pollutants overshadowing the significant risks posed by microbes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year in the United States up to 900,000 cases of illness and possibly 900 deaths occur as a result of waterborne microbial infections. Though the science of microbiology has taken great leaps forward, we still rely on standards and methods for water quality that are decades old and woefully out of date. There is a critical need for an integrated, national initiative on the microbial quality of water and on risk assessment as related to public health.


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Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
19-Apr-1999


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