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E. coli

At 03:48 PM 4/14/2000 -0400, Karen wrote:
>Yes, I do know that we all have E. coli in our systems, but I also know
>there is a very low tolerance for E. coli levels in municipal drinking
>water, so I would assume it's something we don't really want to swallow.<g>  

No, Karen, that is not the reason.   The reason is that high levels of E
coli are considered prima facae evidence of fecal contamination.   And
human feces are terrible carriers of human disease (cholera springs to mind
as one of the worst).

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com
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