Risk of Waterborne Infectious Illness Associated with Diving in the Point Loma Kelp Beds, San Diego, CA

by Adam W. Olivieri, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,
Robert C. Cooper, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,
Richard Danielson, Western Consortium for Public Health, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: There is considerable interest in estimating the risk of bacterial and viral illness (i.e., disease, infection) associated with scuba diving in the Point Loma kelp beds located within San Diego, CA. This interest is stimulated because of the location of kelp beds relative to the City of San Diego's wastewater treatment plant outfall. In order to estimate the risk of infectious illness associated with scuba diving activities a computer model developed at the University of California, Berkeley was utilized. This paper describes the model among with the results of its application to scuba diving in the Point Loma kelp beds.

Subject Headings: Diseases | Risk management | High-rise buildings | Wastewater treatment plants | Computer models | Industrial facilities | Bacteria | Sewage | California | North America | United States | San Diego

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