Fecal contamination affects more sand at beach water

28-02-2018 potatochobit
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New research published in the journal ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology has revealed that the spotlight is now on the fecal contamination reaching the water, as it can cause stomach pains, diarrhea and severe rashes to that harmful microbes accidentally swallowed or come into contact with them in some way.

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But that's not all. Stay playing on the beach to avoid ending up polluted still brings greater risk. Over the past decade, scientists have found fecal bacteria in the sand on the beach at levels 10 to 100 times higher than in the vicinity of sea water.

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To try to find out why, in the laboratory the researchers created microcosms of beach sand and sea water contaminated with sewage to see how the total bacterial populations, including the inhabitants of fecal responsible for causing the disease, they may change over time .

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To their surprise, they found that microbial communities tended to decline much more slowly in the environment arena simulated beach in the water, a phenomenon explained that there is more fecal bacteria on the sandy beaches affected by sewage pollution in Inside the sea.