To pee or not to pee in the pool?

July 9, 2009 3:42:47 PM PDT
With the return of the intense heat, a lot Houstonians are looking to cool off in the pool. But here's something to think about the next time you visit a public pool, or it may be something you may not want to think about at all. According to a new hygienic survey by the water quality and health council, one in five people admit to urinating in a pool. At the same time, eight in 10 are convinced their fellow swimmers are guilty of the act.

The survey also found about a third of swimmers jump in without showering first. The Centers for Disease Control says lack of hygienic behavior makes it harder for chlorine to do its job.

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