volume 40, issue 9, P1921-1925 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.02.009
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David Kay, Nick Ashbolt, Mark D. Wyer, Jay M. Fleisher, Lorna Fewtrell, Alan Rogers, Gareth Rees

Abstract: The contribution addressed reveals an optimistic design philosophy likely to systematically underestimate risk in epidemiologic studies into the health effects of bathing water exposures. The authors seem to recommend that data on the 'exposure' measure (i.e. water quality) in such studies should be acquired in a similar manner to that used for regulatory sampling. This approach may compromise the quality of the epidemiologic investigations undertaken. It may result in imprecise estimates of exposure because i…

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