Swimmers who take to warm waters, at more risk of illness

Published: July 28, 2020

According to a new health report published in www.upi.com, people who take to swimming in sub-tropical waters are at a greater risk of illness. This fact has been brought out by a research conducted by researchers at University of Miami. The study was named as the beach environmental assessment and characterization human exposure study and it had 1,300 subjects to be studied, who were volunteers. The subjects, who were residents of south Florida, were divided into two groups. One group was asked to drench themselves in the beach water three times in fifteen minutes and the other group was asked to stay out of water. After a few days people were telephoned to check their health.

According to www.sciencedaily.com, Dr. Lora Fleming from University of Miami said that “We found that when swimming in sub-tropical beach areas with no known pollution or contamination from sewage or runoff, you still have a chance of being exposed to the kind of microbes that can make you sick.” The researchers are of the view that this information will be useful for people who are planning a beach holiday. The children and elderly should be kept away from suffering from any problem due to the beach water. The study originally published in the Journal of Epidemiology, states that the swimmers can get gastrointestinal, respiratory and even skin illness.

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Published July 28, 2020 by in news
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