publication . Article . 2017

respiratory problems associated with surfing in coastal waters

Chris O’Halloran; Mary W. Silver; Maureen Lahiff; John Colford;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: EcoHealth, volume 14, pages 40-47 (issn: 1612-9202, eissn: 1612-9210, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
© 2016, International Association for Ecology and Health. A pilot project was conducted to examine the health status and possible adverse health effects associated with seawater exposure (microbial water-quality indicators and phytoplankton abundance and their toxins) of surfers in Monterey Bay, Central California coastal waters. Forty-eight surfers enrolled in the study and completed an initial health background survey and weekly health surveys online using Survey Monkey. Descriptive statistics and generalized estimating equation, a regression technique, were used to identify longitudinal and correlated results. The surfers were predominately Caucasian, male, a...
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free text keywords: Humans, Phytoplankton, Respiratory Tract Diseases, Prevalence, Pilot Projects, Seawater, Adult, California, Female, Male, Toxins, Biological, Water Quality, Red tides, Surfers, Upper respiratory symptoms, Veterinary Sciences, Public Health and Health Services, Ecology, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Asthma, medicine.disease, medicine, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Generalized estimating equation, Adverse health effect, business.industry, business, Respiratory system, Animal ecology
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publication . Article . 2017

respiratory problems associated with surfing in coastal waters

Chris O’Halloran; Mary W. Silver; Maureen Lahiff; John Colford;