The applicability of WHO/UNEP criteria and the EC bathing water directive as microbial water quality guidelines were examined by means of an epidemiological-microbiological study of two Mediterranean bathing beaches. Neither set of guidelines proved particularly successful for protecting the public from health hazards related to faecal contamination of bathing waters.
Applicability of the recreational water quality standard guidelines
F. J. Mariño, E. Martinez-Manzanares, M. A. Moriñigo, J. J. Borrego; Applicability of the recreational water quality standard guidelines. Water Sci Technol 1 March 1995; 31 (5-6): 27–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1995.0550
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