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Choices in Recreational Water Quality Monitoring: New Opportunities and Health Risk Trade-Offs

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, March 2013
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2 news outlets
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Title
Choices in Recreational Water Quality Monitoring: New Opportunities and Health Risk Trade-Offs
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, March 2013
DOI 10.1021/es304408y
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Authors

Meredith B. Nevers, Muruleedhara N. Byappanahalli, Richard L. Whitman

Abstract

With the recent release of new recreational water quality monitoring criteria, there are more options for regulatory agencies seeking to protect beachgoers from waterborne pathogens. Included are methods that can reduce analytical time, providing timelier estimates of water quality, but the application of these methods has not been examined at most beaches for expectation of health risk and management decisions. In this analysis, we explore health and monitoring outcomes expected at Lake Michigan beaches using protocols for indicator bacteria including culturable Escherichia coli (E. coli; EC), culturable enterococci (ENT), and enterococci as analyzed by qPCR (QENT). Correlations between method results were generally high, except at beaches with historically high concentrations of EC. The "beach action value" was exceeded most often when using EC or ENT as the target indicator; QENT exceeded the limit far less frequently. Measured water quality between years was varied. Although methods with equivalent health expectation have been established, the lack of relationship among method outcomes and annual changes in mean indicator bacteria concentrations complicates the decision-making process. The monitoring approach selected by beach managers may be a combination of available tools that maximizes timely health protection, cost efficiency, and collaboration among beach jurisdictions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Ireland 1 2%
Unknown 40 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 23%
Student > Master 10 23%
Researcher 8 19%
Professor 5 12%
Other 4 9%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 12 28%
Environmental Science 10 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 14%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 7%
Chemistry 2 5%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 April 2013.
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#144,950
of 5,028,713 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Science & Technology
#318
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Outputs of similar age
#3,378
of 93,598 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Science & Technology
#14
of 219 outputs
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