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Is it OK to Pee in the Pool?

And now, this.

Surely your summer excursions have taken you to a swimming pool somewhere around the globe. Maybe you heard about the recent outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis, or "crypto," in Ohio that sickened more than 100 swimmers over the summer holidays. Maybe you're traveling to a water slide park or a fancy resort soon and you've always been curious about the cleanliness of the water.

The American Chemical Society has produced a short, sprightly video that answers the age-old question: Is it all right to pee in the pool? (Even if no one notices?)


You'll know the answer within 150 seconds. But you'll never be able to enjoy that "swimming pool smell" in quite the same way again.