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Updated 07/25/14 9:05pm
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Researchers at McMaster University have developed a rapid testing method using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in recreational water within minutes. The strips are coated with chemicals that react to the bacteria and change colour to indicate its presence. The new tool could can close the gap between outbreak and detection, improving public safety. Photo by JD Howell.

Researchers Develop Rapid Test Strips for Bacterial Contamination in Water

Bacteria like E. coli and other harmful pathogens can be deadly, especially in a crowded swimming pool or water source. Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario developed an on-the-spot contamination detector to help prevent dangerous outbreaks. Much like pH strips from your high school chemistry…

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