Regional public health cost estimates of contaminated coastal waters: a case study of gastroenteritis at southern California beaches.

@article{Given2006RegionalPH,
  title={Regional public health cost estimates of contaminated coastal waters: a case study of gastroenteritis at southern California beaches.},
  author={Suzan Given and Linwood H. Pendleton and Alexandria B Boehm},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 16},
  pages={4851-8}
}
We present estimates of annual public health impacts, both illnesses and cost of illness, attributable to excess gastrointestinal illnesses caused by swimming in contaminated coastal waters at beaches in southern California. Beach-specific enterococci densities are used as inputs to two epidemiological dose-response models to predict the risk of gastrointestinal illness at 28 beaches spanning 160 km of coastline in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. We use attendance data along with the health… CONTINUE READING

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