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Rapid Test Strips Detect Water Contamination
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 color to indicate its presence, and are printed using inkjet technology similar to that found in standard desktop printers. The new tool could can close the gap between outbreak and detection - improving public safety.
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