Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
New Pool Study; What’s in There?
A new study raises questions about the safety of public swimming pools.
May 28, 2013
Twin Tiers (WENY) - A new study raises questions about the safety of public swimming pools. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than half of public pools have fecal bacteria in the water. More than half of public pools contaminated.
The study found that 58 percent of public pools contain the E.coli bacterium. The health department provides signs that can be posted at pools to provide guidance to parents and their children. At the top of the list, it says anyone who has had diarrhea in the past two weeks shall not use the pool. If that doesn't disqualify your child the health department has these suggestions for parents.