How clean is your pool?

Author:Rosenfeld, Isadore
Position:Brief article

My neighbors told me that their kids seem to developing frequent attacks of diarrhea after going to day camps. Why? A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that dirty pools may be the answer. Reports from more than 22,000 pool inspections throughout the country found that at least half had filtration problems and too little chlorine or other chemicals. The most common organisms found in these pools were E. coli, giardia, cryprosporidium and shigella.

Inspections of public pools vary by community. There may be nothing...

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