AET's 2002 report, "Eco-System Recovery: Liftings of Fish Consumption Advisories
for Dioxin Downstream of U.
The watchdog group pointed to revamped anti-pollution efforts, including a new recycling plant in Santa Monica that treats dry-weather runoff water, for the decrease in beach closures and advisories.
Beaches with the fewest closures and advisories in the county included Zuma, Malibu Point, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Venice Beach.
The report found nearly twice as many beach closures and advisories - postings when water poses a higher risk for illness - last year than in 1999, mostly because of increased monitoring and better testing and reporting.
The nation saw nearly twice as many beach closings and advisories last year than in 1999, up from 6,160 to 11,270.
Medical publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins has posted free physician and patient advisories
about Anthrax for primary care physicians and their patients on its primary care/internal medicine website (www.