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U.S. Beaches Have Unsafe Levels of Fecal Bacteria TPBR NEWS

November 10, 2019


Researchers analyzed data from the
national water quality monitoring council pertaining to 2,620 beaches
spanning 29 States and Puerto Rico and found that 50% of the total contains
amount of fecal bacteria that surpass the Environmental Protection Agency’s
Beach Action value threshold a worrisome 13% or 605 of the sites were found to
have potentially dangerous levels on more than a quarter of the days when
samples of the water were collected and tested the BAV threshold
represents the poop bacteria levels at which approximately 32 out of every
1,000 swimmers would get sick this varies depending on the type of poop
bacteria of course swimming and water that exceeds these thresholds doesn’t
necessarily mean that you will get sick but the odds of getting sick increase
with increasing amounts of bacteria another study published in the journal
Environmental Health in 2018 found that around 90 million water recreation
related illnesses occur in the u.s. each year costing 2.2 to 3.7 billion dollars
annually illnesses include diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders stomach
flu pink eye and skin rashes the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure is considering bipartisan legislation to boost funding for the
clean water state revolving fund a federal program that gives assistance to
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1 Comment

  • Reply Charlie Morrison September 9, 2019 at 3:28 am

    I thought all municipalities were supposed to treat wastewater.

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