Poop Found in Most Swimming Pools
CDC has some unfortunate news
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2013 5:38 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The CDC sampled 161 public swimming pools and discovered a very good reason to keep your mouth closed in the water: 58% of them had fecal contamination, reports USA Today. The pools were in Atlanta, but a CDC official says the findings would almost certainly apply to any city. Researchers chalked it up to swimmers' hygiene, either because they were unclean when they got in the water or they had an accident. The CDC found another type of bacteria, one that causes rashes and ear infections, in 59% of the pools, reports LiveScience.

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People_Suck
May 20, 2013 11:05 AM CDT
I like to play "Little Brown Submarine" when I find a floater in the pool.
scoooots
May 17, 2013 6:07 PM CDT
First time commenting. I can live with this, as I'm almost 60 and don't know how to swim! Those mentioning chloride are correct- one won't get sick from swimming in a properly treated and monitored pool. I noticed an "off topic" comment not at all related to this article, about us a-hole smokers. The individual should re-read the comment policies, learn how to spell; and I will immediately snuff out my 1/10th of an ounce cigarette if he/she quits driving their 2000+ pound car belching out gaseous vapors while I'm bicycling.
BrushMan
May 17, 2013 5:20 PM CDT
One would think that pools have sufficient chlorine in them to kill most bacteria.