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Fecal Contamination Frequent in Public Pools; Here's How to Protect Yourself
According to a report released this week found an unwanted swimmer in many public pools in the U.S. -- feces.
A CDC study of public pools done during last summer’s swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. The study found that 58 percent of the pool filter samples tested were positive for E. coli, bacteria normally found in the human gut and feces. The E. coli is a marker for fecal contamination.
CDC recommends that all swimmers take the following steps to prevent infections while swimming:
View the CDC's Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water page by clicking HERE.
From USA Today: Why you don't want to drink the pool water
From the New York Times: Fecal Matter Found in Public Pools
Health.com: Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste