Risk assessment of opportunistic bacterial pathogens in drinking water.

@article{Rusin1997RiskAO,
  title={Risk assessment of opportunistic bacterial pathogens in drinking water.},
  author={Patricia A Rusin and Joan B. Rose and Charles N. Haas and Charles P Gerba},
  journal={Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1997},
  volume={152},
  pages={57-83}
}
This study was undertaken to examine quantitatively the risks to human health posed by heterotrophic plate count (HPC) bacteria found naturally in ambient and potable waters. There is no clear-cut evidence that the HPC bacteria as a whole pose a public health risk. Only certain members are opportunistic pathogens. Using the four-tiered approach for risk assessment from the National Academy of Sciences, hazard identification, dose-response modeling, and exposure through ingestion of drinking… CONTINUE READING