CDC: Fecal bacteria in pools is more common than you may think Published: May 17, 2013

Warning: This story might make you rethink swimming in public pools this summer.

More than half of the public pools tested in a new study contained bacterial evidence of feces in the water, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The site reports investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worked with state and local public health departments last summer to collect samples from pool filters at 161 pools in the metro-Atlanta area.

Among the 161 samples, 93 or 58 percent contained Escherichia coli, a bacterium that lives in the digestive tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals.

H/T: Yahoo!
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