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Ten Percent of U.S. Beaches Fail Swimmer Safety Standards

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You may want to check the beach water before you get in to swim. Researchers with the Natural Resources Defense Council monitored more than 3,000 beaches and according to the annual "Testing the Waters" report, 10% of U.S. beaches failed the government's swimmer safety standards.

Virginia had one of the lowest failure rates of water samples. The report says beach water pollution can cause illnesses like Hepatitis, pink eye, stomach flu and more.

The NRDC says don't go to the beach after heavy rain and stay away from ones with visible discharge pipes.

Go here for the full report, click here.
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