Sunday, August 06, 2006

Polluted beaches

How nasty are US beaches? Dirtier than you might think.

Lots of beaches are being closed because too many bacteria make them unsafe for swimming. Ignore the signs and you might get sick, with vomiting and diarrhea and a high fever. Ugh.

The EPA says we're making progress, but clean beach advocates disagree. Read the info and judge for yourself. One scary fact, 8% of all tests found unsafe levels of bacteria.

Not exactly how we'd like things to be.

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