Tuesday, May 10, 2005


I don't know what else to say about this article, besides ewww, ewww, ewwwwwwwww. For those not wanting to click, the Boston Globe published an article about public pools and fountains and diseases they carry.

Summary? Apparently if people who are ill, lets say with diarrhea, get into a public pool or fountain, they can spread the disease to anyone else who swims in the pool or fountain. And chlorine? Doesn't protect you. These illnesses are so hearty they can easily survive the chlorine. AND, they talk about how not drinking the water doesn't protect you because "Studies have shown that people who dunk their heads under water are significantly more likely to become ill because the parasites hitch a ride on lips and noses."

Ok, say it with me, EWWWWWWWW.

I tend to be a little bit germ phobic, and my friend, the pediatrician, makes fun of me often for using a paper towel to open the bathroom door. But you see, it is articles like this that drive me over the edge. Yuck.


Deviant Law Student said...

I'm saying it! I'm saying it! EWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!