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Health News of Thursday, 26 December 2013

Source: Nigeriafilms.com

Pool water contains a certain amount of human waste

Swimming is a good exercise,but where you swim matters a lot. The water may look very clean,but I tell you its not. The water is always treated (you say)my dear let’s get this straight.

Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the microbes floating around in pools, but human waste, it seems, is stubbornly resistant to being sanitized. Now you see, well this was stated by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who collected water samples from 161 filters in public and private swimming pools, as well as water parks. What they found trapped in those filters was enough to make swimmers think twice before logging their laps. More than half of the samples were contaminated with E. coli, which the investigators say comes from one primary source — swimmers popping in the pool.

According to the scientists, each of us carries about 0.14 grams of fecal material into the pool — and that doesn't include accidents or cases of diarrhea. Among municipal pools, the genetic testing for pathogens detected E. coli in 70% of the filters while 66% of the water parks contained the bacteria and 49% of pools in private clubs showed evidence of contamination.

Well you heard right, you have to be careful when swimming, make sure the water is treated properly and also in a neat environment.

Before swimming please follow the following steps.

Don’t swim when you have diarrhea and menses (ladies)

Shower with soap before you start swimming.(Not just water)

Take a shower to rinse off before you get back into the water.

Take bathroom breaks every 60 minutes.

Wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.

Try not to swallow the pool water.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

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