What’s in the water cooler? – tests find contamination in golf course water coolers – Brief Article
On-course water can be a real lifesaver. But just how pure is the H2O in that cooler? We put the question to The Institute of Environmental and Human Health and The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech. They tested 11 samples of water in coolers at three courses in Texas. Two courses had nonmeasurable numbers of colony-forming bacteria, but water from one cooler contained more than 9,000 colony-forming units, which may be significant depending on the type of bacteria present. One sample contained a suspected degradate of benomyl, a fungicide. Warning: Know the source before you drink. Bottled water is usually safer.
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