Risk Assessment for Presence of Pathogens in Swimming Pools in Mumbai Suburban DistrictJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
Authors : Santhini S. Nair;
Page : 988-992
Keywords : MSD; pathogens; RWIs; swimming pools; THC;
Swimming pools availability in modern residential complexes in Mumbai suburban district (MSD) has increased recently. The present paper attempts to assess the risk of swimmers? exposure to pathogens in ten pools in MSD. Pool water samples (30) were assessed for Total Heterotrophic Count (THC) and presence of pathogens. Results revealed THC did not comply with limits permitted in some pools. The pathogens isolated from pools included Salmonella paratyphi A, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, etc. This study thus reveals the presence of potential pathogens and lack of public awareness among swimmers about risks associated with swimming in ill maintained pools.
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