Groundwater and Enteric Disease in Wells in Pennsylvania

Approximately 3 million people in Pennsylvania rely on private wells but groundwater is not ubiquitously free of chemical and/or microbial contaminants.
Groundwater and Enteric Disease in Wells in Pennsylvania - Webinars
Skill Level: Intermediate
Language: English

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Recorded: September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In her presentation, Dr. Murphy gives an overview of the existing published literature with the epidemiological evidence of the contribution of groundwater to global human enteric infection. She summarizes the various epidemiological study designs and the primary enteric pathogens associated with notable groundwater related outbreaks. In addition, she presents some preliminary data from wells that she sampled this summer in Pennsylvania. She found evidence that human pathogens could be reaching private wells, even those that are 700 feet deep.

Time Log

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 2:18 - Acute Gastrointestinal Illness
  • 5:00 - Waterborne Illness Estimates
  • 18:12 - Hazard Identification, Dose and Risk
  • 21:05 - Canadian Results
  • 22:45 - Implications for Pennsylvania ( A Pilot Study of Pennsylvania Wells)
  • 36:30 - Question/Answer Session Begins
  • 53:53 - Webinar Ends


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