07 Feb '12, 5am

Playing With Beach Sand Might Make You Sick, Warns EPA

Playing With Beach Sand Might Make You Sick, Warns EPA

clickclickclickclick /CC BY 2.0 Just when you thought it was safe to get out of the water, it turns out that land onshore might be more likely to make you sick. According to a new report from the EPA, beach sand may be home to more dangerous levels of illness-inducing bacteria than the often suspiciously warm, wader-packed ocean itself. Indeed, researchers warn that even folks too cautious to dip a single toe into the sea are often being exposed to dangerous levels of fecal microbial pollution. Yuck! Not to sound too alarmist here, but those sand-castles you've been building recently might more appropriately be dubbed 'unsanditary-castles', particularly if you live nearby a waste treatment plant -- so says the EPA : In one of the first studies to show this association, the researchers analyzed 144 wet sand samples collected from Fairhope Municipal Park Beach in Fairhope, A...

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grist.org 07 Feb '12, 2pm

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golfweek.com 08 Feb '12, 1am

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Playing in the garden~ happy monday people.

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EPA FY 2013 budget briefing webcast: . Monday, ...

epa.gov 10 Feb '12, 8pm

:Following tradition, EPA will communicate to media and stakeholders key elements of the President's proposed FY2013 budge...

Anna Kournikova sells her Miami Beach Home

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propgoluxury.com 06 Feb '12, 11am

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epa.gov 07 Feb '12, 9pm

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mnn.com 12 Feb '12, 6am

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