coliform bacteria


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coliform bacteria

(ˈkɒlɪfɔːm)
pl n
(Microbiology) a large group of bacteria inhabiting the intestinal tract of humans and animals that may cause disease and whose presence in water is an indicator of faecal pollution
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the reduction of harmful coliform bacteria in stormwater runoff, responsible for 20,000 beach closures per year.
In 1997, tourist arrivals on the island dropped 60 percent due to the increase in coliform bacteria that was blamed on inadequate septic and sewerage systems.
com)-- Source Molecular Corporation was mentioned in a presentation entitled, "Results from an Experiment to Find Sources of Fecal Coliform Bacteria in Stormwater Runoff" at the Florida Stormwater Association's Winter Conference last month.
John Kenneth Almalbis, chief of the Aklan Environment and Natural Resources Office (AKENRO), said high levels of coliform bacteria was found from samples taken from the river.
WESTBORO - The town's drinking water supply tested positive for coliform bacteria earlier this month, which is a violation of drinking water standards but which town officials say is not a drinking water emergency.
Abu Dhabi: Almond cakes sold at Ikea outlets in the emirate of Abu Dhabi are free from coliform bacteria, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) announced on Monday.
Chinese authorities said they ordered the destruction of two tonnes of chocolate and almond cake imported into the country by Ikea because it contained excessive levels of coliform bacteria.
there were between about 2,700 and 4,200 units of coliform bacteria.
The section also undertakes periodic checks to energy drinks like counting total bacteria, coliform bacteria, fecal, yeasts and fungi to ensure consumer safety," Hajri said.
The presence of coliform bacteria in water is indication of fecal contamination of human and animal origin [12].
According to Salvato and co-authors (2003), coliform bacteria typically are used to indicate that environmental contamination has occurred and often are accompanied by other tests to further assess water safety and determine the cause of swimming water contamination (e.
The Paphos Municipality faced criticism last week for allegedly neglecting to inform local residents about a Coliform bacteria contamination in the water supply.