Thursday, July 31, 2008

it's never that hot...

We are offically living in the end of days...
So apparently there's a chlorine resistant parasite that's contaminating water parks and pools nationwide. It's called cryptosporidium, aka crypto. It can make you sick for up to two weeks with nausea, vomiting, headaches, stomach cramps and diarrhea. But wait on it... the parasite lives in fecal matter. Which means the water is being contaminated by babies pooping in the pool, people not properly wiping their butts after taking a dump and kids with diarrhea getting into the water. EEEEEEWWWWWWWAAAA!!!!!!

Check out the tips that the CDC recommends to reduce contamination:

Tips for All Swimmers
1. Don't swim when you have diarrhea.
2. Don't swallow pool water.
3. Shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
Tips for Parents
1. Take kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
2. Change diapers in a bathroom and not poolside.
3. Wash children thoroughly, especially near the rear end, with soap and water before swimming.

I have always been a little squemish when I see a kid or worse a baby swimming in a pool. But this is like a straight, 'what's grosser than gross' joke.
Read it for yourself:

1 comment:

  1. This is exactly why I don't like swiming in public pools. I call it a public toilet. I thought it was just the piss I had to worry about but now it is #2 also? GROSS!!!!

    Why do you have to tell people not to swim if you have diarrhea? Shouldn't that be a given?

    Love you Mitzi!!!
    ~Nikki C.