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Poop in pools; CDC study yields dirty results

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Posted at 10:27 AM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 20:36:36-04

(CBS) - A new government study on public pools reveals that 58 percent tested positive for E-coli bacteria usually found in human feces.   The Centers for Disease control conducted the study on indoor and outdoor public pools last summer.

Researchers say the bacteria enters the water when swimmers go to the bathroom in the pool, or when they fail to shower before jumping in.

The study did not address water parks.

Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.