JUL 31, 2018 5:44 PM PDT

The Gross Things That Lurk in Swimming Pools

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

The warmer temperatures associated with Summertime inevitably lead to more swimming pool visits, but have you ever stopped to think about the gross things that might be lurking inside of said swimming pool before you dive in?

As fun as the swimming pool might be, it’s also a massive disease incubator. Public swimming pools, especially those that aren’t properly maintained, contain harmful bacteria and viruses that can put your health at risk. 

The circumstances are worsened by individuals that urinate in the pool water or that don’t shower before entering the pool. That said, you’re swimming in water that has been permeated with another person’s grossness.

As many as 80% of public pools in the nation are inadequately maintained, and it’s important to consider the potential health risks associated with swimming in them. Then again, it’s hard to resist the allure of a refreshing swim when the hot Summer Sun is beating down on your skin…

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
OCT 09, 2020
Cannabis Sciences
Older Adults Use Cannabis for Common Health Problems
OCT 09, 2020
Older Adults Use Cannabis for Common Health Problems
Researchers from the University of California San Diego have found that older adults tend to use cannabis for medical pu ...
OCT 19, 2020
Cancer
Using qPCR to Diagnose Common Cancer Mutations in Lung Cancer
OCT 19, 2020
Using qPCR to Diagnose Common Cancer Mutations in Lung Cancer
Cancer is a disease characterized by DNA mutations. These mutations, while sometimes small, can cause havoc in a cell&rs ...
OCT 22, 2020
Cardiology
Using Liposomes to Deliver Repair Packages to the Heart
OCT 22, 2020
Using Liposomes to Deliver Repair Packages to the Heart
The secret to any successful drug is not just its ability to treat a disease but its ability to target the disease exclu ...
OCT 17, 2020
Cell & Molecular Biology
Fat Droplets in Cells Help the Immune System Fight Infection
OCT 17, 2020
Fat Droplets in Cells Help the Immune System Fight Infection
Scientists have found that our immune system has a surprising helper: droplets of fat that sit inside cells.
OCT 18, 2020
Microbiology
Mouth Microbes Play a Role in Oral Cancer Development
OCT 18, 2020
Mouth Microbes Play a Role in Oral Cancer Development
Oral hygiene is not only important for keeping teeth and gums healthy; it can also affect a person's health in general.
OCT 20, 2020
Drug Discovery & Development
New Treatment Reverses Late Stage Type 2 Diabetes
OCT 20, 2020
New Treatment Reverses Late Stage Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure that allows people to discont ...
Loading Comments...