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Document ID (ISN)68044
CIS number 96-2304
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bowman E.K., Vass A.A., Mackowski R., Owen B.A., Tyndall R.L.
Title Quantitation of free-living amoebae and bacterial populations in eyewash stations relative to flushing frequency
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.57, No.7, p.626-633. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract This study investigated amoebic and bacterial populations in eyewash station water relative to various flushing regimens. Amoeba concentrations (of genus Hartmannella and Acanthamoeba) averaged approximately 200 amoebae/100mL in 13 of 15 stations. Bacterial concentrations ranged from 0 to more than 100.000 colony forming units per mL. Weekly 3-minute flushes appeared to be more effective in maintaining lowered bacterial, but not amoebic, concentrations.
Descriptors (primary) water supply; eye irrigation; protozoa; bacteria
Descriptors (secondary) USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires