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Majority of pools are contaminated by poop, CDC says
Fox News ^ | 05/17/13 | Karen Rowan

Posted on 05/17/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

There's poop in public pools, according to a new report.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found genetic material from E. coli bacteria in 58 percent of public pools they tested during the summer of 2012.

This shows that "swimmers frequently introduced fecal material into pools," which could spread germs to other people, the researchers wrote in their report. E. coli bacteria are normally found in the human gut and feces.

They also found genetic material from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whichcan cause skin rashes and ear infections, in 59 percent of pools.

The fecal material in pools comes from swimmers not showering before getting into the water, and from incidents of defecation in pools, according to the report. The average person has 0.14 grams of fecal material on their "perianal surface" that can rinse into a pool if a person doesn't shower first, according to the report

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cdc; disease; ecoli; hygiene; infections; pee; pools; poolsclosed; poop; soap; swimming
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Why yes Johnnie...that was a floater!
1 posted on 05/17/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Most famous FR thread..FR ahead of its time.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 7:06:54 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Perianal surface”...great. Poop Soup.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 7:07:02 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

My kids were always disappointed when they were younger because I flat refused to take them to water parks. The older ones now understand why. I do not set foot in a public pool.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 7:07:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Only swim in a fast moving stream- upstream from everyone else.
That’s what I do.
That way, if someone defacates, it’s always below you.
That’s why I live in the Mountains.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 7:09:31 AM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: Resolute Conservative

Public pools don’t REQUIRE a shower before you jump in???...GAAK!


6 posted on 05/17/2013 7:11:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

7 posted on 05/17/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Raycpa

Said the article, “The average person has 0.14 grams of fecal material on their “perianal surface””.

Considering the fact that MadMo commands the Muslim to “wipe their perianal area with three, five, or seven smooth stones, but never two, four, or six”, perhaps we can identify the source of that coliform DNA in the pools.

Got stones?

Everybody must get stoned . . .


8 posted on 05/17/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

9 posted on 05/17/2013 7:12:54 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Raycpa

Finally the CDC figured this out?...The first thing little kids do when they hit the water is crap!


10 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

11 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:11 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Alright, I’ve now discovered I’m easily amused, because I spilled quite a bit of coffee when I looked at who posted this article.

For everyone else, Angeles Crest Highway is also known as...

State Route 2.

I see what you did there.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:18 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

13 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:40 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This is one reason I stopped going into public swimming pools years ago. Many people have no concerns peeing or pooping in a public pool these days.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:41 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Obadiah

Gross!!!


15 posted on 05/17/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Resolute Conservative
I flat refused to take them to water parks

My daughter and I were in a Wisconsin Dells wave pool. My eyes were at water-level, and I could see a brown object floating in our direction. I yelled, "UFO! UFO! (Unidentified floating object) Get out of the pool!"

Needless to say we never went back.

16 posted on 05/17/2013 7:14:46 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: GladesGuru

Maybe they should pass out corks with the towels?


17 posted on 05/17/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: stars & stripes forever

Do you realize that someone allowed that UFO to escape from their swim trunks? The skunk was probably laughing!


18 posted on 05/17/2013 7:16:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You know what they say "sh*t happens!" Apparently that is true.
19 posted on 05/17/2013 7:18:47 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What they don’t mention is the parts per billion here.

Sure they can find it, but the presence is so miniscule that for all practical purposes, it’s nearly non-existent.

This is just sensationalist reporting.

Okay, the bacteria is present, and makes up something like 0.0000000000000000001% of the volume of pool water.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 7:19:02 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I went to the Dells “Noah’s Ark”.
All I saw in the wave pool was fat pasty white people.

We did not go back. LOL


21 posted on 05/17/2013 7:19:22 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: rawhide

It’s beyond gross! Peeing in the shower is one thing...


22 posted on 05/17/2013 7:20:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mylife

Hey! I resemble that remark!


23 posted on 05/17/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Ha!...And just what happens when you crawl into a public pool and some kid just had a bad burrito an hour ago? Good luck!


24 posted on 05/17/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Time to ban swimming for the children.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

OK. Hopefully I can get this out of my head before lunchtime.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 7:22:47 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: wolfman23601

We need more Public Kids Only poop pools...


27 posted on 05/17/2013 7:23:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: DoughtyOne
As a swimming pool tech for 20 years I agree. You can get sick at a pool,but it is far more likely you will get sick elsewhere like a restaurant or your own home.
28 posted on 05/17/2013 7:23:53 AM PDT by refermech
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Flushable wet wipes to finish the process are a must-have.

It’s also nice having a back yard spa. Didn’t want to maintain a full-size pool, but a serious in-ground spa is a nice thing.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

my question is who is measuring the 0.14 grams on people’s asses and are they getting paid with taxpayer $$.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:15 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I don’t swim in lakes and streams.... Fish poop in it...


31 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:35 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: null and void

That’s a lot of cheese,beer and bratwurst, Baby!!


32 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:54 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It may be gross but urine is sterile.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:12 AM PDT by refermech
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To: mylife

Public pools are cesspools...who knew?


34 posted on 05/17/2013 7:26:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rawhide

I don’t use public pools either. I have my own pool and I keep it very clean. BBB = baking soda, borax and bleach. Much cheaper than the chemicals.


35 posted on 05/17/2013 7:26:51 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, I’m not convinced that happens all the time. If it did happen all the time every pool would have contamination, and over 40% had none at all. It would be interesting to know the actual figures that constituted the presence in these pools.

BTW: This seems like one of those factoids they like to release so folks focus on it and not those ridiculous wasteful hearings in Washington, D. C.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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To: DOGHEAD

LOL Doghead.


37 posted on 05/17/2013 7:27:44 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (IRS:u have angered us TEA party patriots. That was not a smart move!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Yep, first thing that I thought after seeing the title was what the over/under on Caddyshack references there were going to be.


38 posted on 05/17/2013 7:27:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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"Water?!!!, I never touch the stuff. Fish fornicate in it."


39 posted on 05/17/2013 7:28:32 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: refermech
Its those cannonballs from the high board...instant enema...
40 posted on 05/17/2013 7:28:44 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

41 posted on 05/17/2013 7:30:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: refermech

I actually try not to think about what takes place in the kitchen, at restaurants.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 7:30:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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To: MomwithHope

my question is who is measuring the 0.14 grams on people’s asses and are they getting paid with taxpayer $$.

Your tax dollars at work...


43 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

44 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:06 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Moonman62

Afternoon at public pool + baby ruth bar = good time!


45 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:13 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: mylife

Swim diapers are supposed to help(but when you think about it, with what?)...but I blame the parents. they KNOW when a poop belongs to their kid and escapes...and they shouldn’t bring the stupid baby in pool to begin with.
As for the other kids...

Water parks are for low information swimmers. :-)


46 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:42 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (IRS:u have angered us TEA party patriots. That was not a smart move!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

you beat me...


47 posted on 05/17/2013 7:32:20 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: DoughtyOne

BTW: This seems like one of those factoids they like to release so folks focus on it and not those ridiculous wasteful hearings in Washington, D. C.

Same thing...Floaters in the pool and floaters in Washington D.C.


48 posted on 05/17/2013 7:33:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mountain Mary

Schlitterbahn is worth it.


49 posted on 05/17/2013 7:34:39 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Don't go here if you care about your health...Raging Urine
50 posted on 05/17/2013 7:34:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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