CDC Warns Parents of Fecal Parasite Threatening Swimming Pools

Don’t swallow the pool water.

For the love of all that is holy, DON’T DRINK THE WATER PEOPLE. It doesn’t take a genius to know that pool water is FAR from clean. You’re basically swimming around in a cesspool of other people’s filth, sunscreen, sweat, makeup, and pee. Add a hefty dose of chemicals and a handful of dead bugs, and you’ve got a swimming pool ladies and gentlemen.

Stay away from contaminated water.

It happens on a weekly basis at the neighborhood pool—someone has an accident in the water and they close the pool for an hour while they clean it.

You guys. Don’t get back in that water! It takes time for chemicals to do what they need to to provide a safe swimming environment. Go turn on the garden hose, or take a bath at home.

In addition to contaminated pool water, it’s important to be aware of how crypto manifests in freshwater lakes, rivers, springs, and ponds.

Of the more than 7,000 cases identified in the CDC’s study, roughly 3,335 cases came from freshwater. As a result, the CDC warns against drinking untreated water.

Keep your family safe this summer!

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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