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Qualitative Analysis Of The Coastal Strip South Of The Caspian Sea Waters And Determine Environmental Health Indicators In Coastal Projects Of Guilan

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Author(s): Ramin Nabizadeh | Masoud Binesh Brahmand | Kazem Naddefi | Ali Reza Mesdaghiniya

Journal: Iranian Journal of Health and Environment
ISSN 2008-2029

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Caspian Sea | Guilan | Microbial contamination | Total Coli form | Fecal Coli form

ABSTRACT
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