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Title: Final report of the controlled cohort investigations into the health effects of bathing in sewage contaminated coastal waters
Author: F. Jones
Author: D. Kay
Author: M.D. Wyer
Author: J. Fleisher
Author: R. Salmon
Author: A.F. Godfree
Document Type: Monograph
This report explains a healthy volunteer experiment designed to quantify the possible health effects of bathing in sewage polluted sea waters. The research protocol was similar to a controlled clinical trial, volunteers were randomised into bather and non bather groups and subjected to interviews and medical examinations before and after exposure in UK sea waters passing the EC Bathing Water Directive. Water quality was measured in great spatial and temporal detail allowing precise allocation of water quality exposure indices to individual bathers. This is the first time a healthy volunteer experiment has been accomplished in the examination of health effects of environmental pollution.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Bathing Water DirectiveEnvironmental managementHuman diseasesWater qualityCoastal waters
Geographic Keywords: EssexSouthend on Sea (Essex)South Essex catchment
Extent: 27; + tables, figures and appendices
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