Microbiological beach sand quality in Gaza Strip in comparison to seawater quality.

@article{Elmanama2005MicrobiologicalBS,
  title={Microbiological beach sand quality in Gaza Strip in comparison to seawater quality.},
  author={Abdelraouf Ali Elmanama and Mona Ishaq Fahd and Samir Afifi and Soad A. Abdallah and Salah Bahr},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Gaza beach is the only recreational area available for the local inhabitants. It is heavily polluted with treated, partially treated, and untreated sewage from point and nonpoint sources. The majority of the population is below the age of 15 years. This age group is vulnerable to gastrointestinal diseases and usually restricts their activities to beach sand at the swash zone. Five sampling points along the Gaza beach were selected and monitored for 1 year (fortnightly). Microbial sand content… CONTINUE READING