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County first to use rapid DNA-based beach water testing to protect public

 

Last updated 5/11/2022 at 6:09pm



Gig Conaughton

County of San Diego Communications Office

San Diego County became the first coastal county in the nation this week to start using a rapid, DNA-based ocean-water testing technology that will produce faster results and earlier warnings to protect beachgoers when bacteria levels reach unhealthy levels in ocean water.

County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Nora Vargas, County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma J. Wooten, officials from the County’s public health lab, its Department of Environmental Health and Quality, and others gathered Wednesday, May 4 near the Imperial Beach Pi...



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