Friday, May 17, 2013

Why you don't want to drink the pool water

 

There are feces in pools because people don't shower before swimming, researchers say.

Here's a good reason never to swallow water from a swimming pool: A new study found telltale signs of feces in more than half of pools sampled in Atlanta last summer.

The problem is not confined to Atlanta, says Michele Hlavsa, a researcher who promotes healthy swimming at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "I think if we had done this study anywhere in the United States, we would have found the same thing."

For the rest of the story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/16/pool-water-feces/2166195/

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