The Dirty Truth About Public Pools


By Molly Clifton

A new government study on public pools reveals that 58 percent tested positive for E-coli bacteria usually found in human feces.

The Centers for Disease control conducted the study on indoor and outdoor public pools last summer.

Researchers say the bacteria enters the water when swimmers go to the bathroom in the pool, or when they fail to shower before jumping into the water.

The study did not address water parks.


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