As the temperature increases (sometimes as high as 95 degrees or higher), we look for ways to cool off. One of the best ways to do that is going swimming. Nothing is more enjoyable than taking a dip in the cool waters of a lake on a hot, hot summer day, but it isn’t all fun and games.
While public pools, swimming holes, and water parks can be a fun way to keep cool during the hottest summer months, there are some risks that come with choosing to participate in “recreational bathing.” This is a term used to describe the act of being in pools, spas, hot tubs, lakes, ponds, rivers, oceans, and water parks.
What may surprise you is that even if water is “sanitized” with chlorine, it can still be contaminated with a variety of microbes that have the sole goal of attacking you. Even minor, accidental consumption of contaminated water has the potential to make you very sick. It’s scary to think that the cleanest-looking water can hide something dangerous for you and your body. While they’re not all extremely dangerous, it’s still good to know the signs
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