EPA launches consultation on a strategy for controlling waterborne microbial disease
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a draft strategy on the mitigation of the effects of waterborne microbial infection.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, there are up to 940,000 cases of illness and possibly 900 deaths each year as a result of waterborne microbial infection, with exposure occurring due to infected drinking water, recreational waters and fish and shellfish waters. In response to this problem, the EPA has recognised the need for an integrated strategy and an extension of its current programme.
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