Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||A risk assessment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in swimming pools : a review||Authors:||Rice, Scott A.
Akker, Ben van den
|Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Rice, S. A., Akker, B. v. d., Pomati, F., & Roser, D. (2012). A risk assessment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in swimming pools : a review. Journal of water and health, 10(2), 181-196.||Series/Report no.:||Journal of water and health||Abstract:||Despite routine monitoring and disinfection, treated swimming pools are frequently contaminated with the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can represent a significant public health threat. This review was undertaken to identify the current understanding of risk factors associated with pool operation with respect to P. aeruginosa. The ecology and factors that promote growth of P. aeruginosa in the pool environment are complex and dynamic and so we applied a systematic risk assessment approach to integrate existing data, with the aim to improve pool management and safety. Sources of P. aeruginosa, types of infections, dose responses, routes of transmission, as well as the efficacy of current disinfectant treatments were reviewed. This review also highlights the critical knowledge gaps that are required for a more robust, quantitative risk assessment of P. aeruginosa. Quantitative risk management strategies have been successfully applied to drinking water systems and should similarly be amenable to developing a better understanding of the risk posed by P. aeruginosa in swimming pools.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/98477
|ISSN:||1477-8920||DOI:||10.2166/wh.2012.020||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
|Appears in Collections:||SCELSE Journal Articles|
Updated on Jan 24, 2023
Web of ScienceTM
Updated on Feb 3, 2023
Page view(s) 20593
Updated on Feb 5, 2023
Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.