• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Are Swimming Pools Safe?

August 31, 2016

middle aged woman in swimming pool have fun in the waterAre our swimming pools safe? Every year, reports about outbreaks of cryptosporidia are in the news. The bacteria, which are resistant to chlorine, can cause many symptoms, including watery diarrhea. Should you worry about getting sick when you dive in?

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to pediatrician Dr. Bob Jacobson about cryptosporidium contamination in swimming pools.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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