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|Title:||Pollution in Cochin backwaters with reference to indicator bacteria|
|Authors:||Gore, P S|
Unnithan, R V
|Abstract:||Quantitative abundance of indicator bacteria, viz. coliforms, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus faecalis, in sediment and water samples from 6 sewage outfall stations of Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India is studied for 1 yr. FC/FS (faecal coliform/faecal streptococci) ratio indicates that the principal source of faecal pollution is non-human type originating from land drainage, discharge of organic waste and also from sewage discharge. Based on quantitative abundance and distribution of these organisms the 6 stations are classified as intensely polluted, fairly polluted, and slightly polluted. Consumption of edible animals obtained from the Cochin estuarine environment, as a source of health hazard is highlighted.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.08(1) [March 1979]|
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