Mayo Clinic Minute: Are Swimming Pools Safe?

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Are 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?

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