Feces-Linked Bacteria Found at Lake Erie Beaches

High levels of Arcobacter indicate fecal contamination, researcher notes

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In addition, local ordinances should ensure that nearby property owners maintain their septic tanks, Lee pointed out.

At the government level, Hobbs said, "The EPA must reconsider those proposed criteria and make sure they're using the latest science, and that they're covering the range of illnesses that we know can arise from swimming in contaminated water."

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Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for information on beaches.

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