Coliforms

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Bacteria which are abundant in the blood of warm blooded animals including people (UNEP 2000). See thermotolerant coliforms

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Interpretations and Explanations

They are used as an indicator of faecal contamination of water (UNEP 2000).

References

UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)


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