1 In 5 Adults Pee In The Pool (And 100% Of Children)

A survey conducted in April revealed that out of 1,000 adults questioned, one in five of them admitted to urinating in public swimming pools.

Additionally, seven out of ten said they didn’t rinse off before going in the pool.

Not showering beforehand increases the risk of infection for others – stuff like Giardia, E. coli, and parasites, according to an article on Yahoo!

My thought when peeing multiple times in every pool I ever ventured into was that chlorine would kill the bacteria, but I was wrong.

“An ideal swimming pool should be odorless, as chlorine only really smells when it’s interacting with contaminants. If the chlorine is pungent, you might want to cool off elsewhere.”  Continue reading “1 In 5 Adults Pee In The Pool (And 100% Of Children)”

Pregnant White Women Can’t Give Up Cigarettes

Just because I compare babies to earwigs and think being pregnant is a horrible curse, doesn’t mean I believe in filling the lungs of an unborn child with smoke.

According to a national survey by the Mental Health Services Administration, 1 in 5 caucasian women who are with-child will smoke cigarettes – which is far more than black or hispanic women.

The study looked to correlate the use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes between different races during their pregnancies.

Don’t kill the messenger delivering the potentially inaccurate information, but it also states that pregnant black women were more likely than other races to use illicit drugs.  Continue reading “Pregnant White Women Can’t Give Up Cigarettes”