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Título: Plans for World Wide Public Health Risk Assessment and Regulations for Hygienic Quality of Beach Sand and Beach Water
Autor: Brandão, João
Palavras-chave: Sand Quality
Public Health
Data: 25-Fev-2014
Resumo: Beach water is often monitored for microbiological quality to detect the presence of indicators of human sewage contamination so as to prevent public health outbreaks associated with water contact. However, despite popular belief that sun light sterilizes surfaces, beach sand harbors microbes harmful to human health, often in concentrations greater than the beach water. Currently, there are no standards for monitoring, sampling, analyzing, or managing beach sand quality. Growing evidence has identified pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites in a variety of beach sands worldwide. Regulatory agencies need to address this problem: Quality needs to be monitored, contaminations need to be controlled and the public should be made aware of where to rest and what children play with on a day spent at the beach.” To address these needs, European and US scientists are planning to discuss the public health risks when people use beach sand and beach water for recreation. This discussion and development of appropriate regulations for beach water and beach sand are the objectives for an international conference in Lisbon, Portugal scheduled to take place in September of 2014 (www.temph2014.com). The final report of this conference will be sent to the major regulatory and advisory agencies (USEPA, WHO, European Union) for possible implementation.
Descrição: Vídeo da apresentação disponível em: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXDHHTbe3Q
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/2240
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