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A Study on How Molecular and Biochemical Tools can be Used to Track Bacterial and Chemical Contamination in Drinking Water

Dr. Asit Mazumder (biology) has been awarded a three-year $7 3,      grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to   study how molecular and biochemical tools can be used to track   bacterial and chemical contamination in drinking water.     The study, which is being supplemented with $18 ,    from Health   Canada and $5  ,    from Agriculture Canada and the beef and cattle   industry, will examine the validity of various techniques used for   tracking E. coli outbreaks in the food industry, to see if they can   be applied to drinking water contamination incidents such as the   Walkerton, Ontario, outbreak in 2    that killed seven people.    (human health); (drinking water); (restrictions on drinking water);   (E. coli); (Escherichia coli)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Human Health
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans

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