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Superbugs and Sewage at the Beach

We seem to be reading and writing a lot about superbugs—antibiotic resistant bacteria that are responsible for at least 2 million infections (including healthcare-associated infections acquired while receiving medical treatment in a hospital) and 23,000 deaths each year in the US.1 But the recent discovery of the “superbug enzyme” NDM2 in bathing seawaters in Ireland


Achieving the Water & Sanitation SDG: Role of the Global Water Pathogen Project Degrees of Clean: Consumer Cleaning Products Defined Disinfection and Green Cleaning: Guiding Principles for Healthy Public Buildings Drinking Water Chlorination White Paper: A Review of Disinfection Practices and Issues Developments and advances in chlorine chemistry have shaped the treatment of drinking water


American Water Works Association Disinfecting Private Wells Global Water Pathogen Project Haiti-Philanthropy International Action National Association of County & City Health Officials National Environmental Health Association National Groundwater Association National Institutes of Health National Rural Water Association National Swimming Pool Foundation Pan American Health Organization U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Centers for

The Latin American Cholera Epidemic of the 1990’s: My View from the Inside

From 1981 through most of 1995 I was an official in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is also the Regional Office for the Americas for the World Health Organization.  One of my major responsibilities was assisting Latin American and Caribbean countries in the prevention and mitigation of waterborne and water related diseases, which

The Precautionary Principle Under Fire

Detractors Continue to Challenge Chlorination as a Safe Water Solution for Developing Nations. Despite data supporting chlorine’s highly beneficial impact on clean water supplies and public health, claims persist that the potential risks of chlorination outweigh the public health value of water disinfection. To me this is comparable to watching the third sequel of a