Cost of recreating in polluted water estimated at $2.9 billion nationwide!

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A new study published on January 9, 2018 by Environmental Health Journal estimates the national cost of getting sick from recreating in polluted water is $2.9 billion nationwide…

Read Full Article; SurfRiders (01-24-2018)

Original Study: “Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters,” Environmental Health(01-09-2018)

MRSA: Bad Boy Bacteria, By Sharlene Pilkey (05-23-2010)
It used to be swimmers ear, (otis exterma,) and then it was swimmers itch (cercarial dermatitis) if you went to the beach, everybody got it at one time or another, but now there is a new bully bacteria hiding on supposedly pristine beaches world-wide…

The Dangers of Surfing After a Rain; Surfline (02-07-2017)

9 Surprising Diseases You Can Catch at the Beach, Huffington Post (08-23-2010)

Top Beach Hazards: How to Stay Safe on the Sand, Web MD (05-25-2017)
Beach hazards can vary by location and change over time. So what do you really need to be worried about? Several experts weigh in with their top picks…

Digging in Beach Sand Linked to Increased Risk of Gastrointestinal Illness, EPA (01-06-2015)

Dog Excrement in Plastic Bags Threatens Beach Safety, BBC News (Uploaded 03-22-2012)

Urban Stormwater Runoff: A Significant Source of Beachwater Pollution; NRDC (12-22-2010)

Coal-Tar-Sealant Runoff Causes Toxicity and DNA Damage, USGS (04-14-2015)
Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is toxic to aquatic life, damages DNA, and impairs DNA repair…