Do you shower before you swim? If not, you're likely contaminating the pool with fecal matter, according to a new CDC study that's making waves.
That's right: Everybody poops, but not everyone cleanses themselves responsibly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that child and adult swimmers alike introduce fecal material into pools without even knowing it, which can spread germs to other people.
During the course of the CDC study, researchers found a variety of bacteria in Atlanta pools they tested last summer.