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Guidance Documents

This section is comprised of recommendations and tools designed to advise on issues encountered in the field. These documents are peer-reviewed and the content is the responsibility of the authors.

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Understanding microbial indicators for drinking water assessment - revised

Topics: Water, Drinking Water Location: General, Canada

Boil water advisories are issued when water testing detects higher than accepted amounts of microbial indicators or when there are deficiencies with water treatment. The fear of not issuing a boil water advisory when there is truly a health risk associated with water consumption can lead water operators to call for boil water advisories as a precautionary measure. Yet, issuance of boil water...

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Cyanobacteria in Freshwater

What are cyanobacteria? Are cyanoblooms preventable? Who is at risk and how does exposure occur? Is there testing for cyanotoxins? This NCCEH document provides a brief outline of these key questions related to cyanobacteria and the toxins they produce.

PDF icon Cyanobacteria_in_Freshwater-May_2017.pdf

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