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Florida ranks 13th in water quality tests

Several Florida beaches are at the top of the list water quality..
The Natural Resources Defense Council monitored more than 3,000 beaches across the country.
   
According to their annual "Testing the Waters" report, 10 % of U.S. beaches failed the government's swimmer safety standards.
   
None of the failing beaches were in our area.
Florida ranked 13th in beach water quality out of the 30 states in the report.

Bowman's Beach, Coquina Beach South, and Fort Desoto North Beach are in the top 35 best beaches for water quality.
   
The report says beach water pollution can cause illnesses like hepatitis, pink eye, stomach flu and more.

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