Beach Bacteria Warning: That Sand May Be Contaminated

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 26, 2005   View Article

Building sand castles and playing beach volleyball may be grittier vacation pastimes than you think, according to a new report.

Sand at many U.S. beaches contains bacteria that indicate potentially unhealthy levels of fecal material, the report states. The Clean Beaches Council, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, issued the report earlier this month.

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