A Quick Dip in a Dirty Pool

That's all it takes to expose you to all kinds of nasty microbes. What you should know before you jump in

As temperatures soar, the cool blue waters of a swimming pool can seem pretty inviting. But perhaps you should look twice before you take that dip. Thousands of Americans may get sick this summer from the unsanitary condition of their pool water, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The last thing you want to think about when you're swimming is what tiny creatures might be swimming beside you. But the fact is that any pool can be contaminated with parasites and bacteria. If you're not careful, you could find yourself in the emergency room with a badly upset stomach or...

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