If you are headed to the pool this summer season, you are not alone. Millions of Americans will take a quick dip to cool down. Unfortunately, according to Green Water Technologies, some of these may also be carrying an unwelcome passenger: Cryptosporidium.
Green Water Technologies explains that Cryptosporidium is a bacterium that can be introduced into water by the feces of infected people. Although most folks have the common sense not to go swimming with a have a gastrointestinal disturbance, certain bacteria can linger long after symptoms dissipate. Unfortunately, chlorine is not necessarily effective in killing the bug.