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Study shows unsafe water quality in some Fl beaches
A new study released by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the water quality is at some beaches is not as safe as you may think.
The N-RD-C looked at the water quality of more than 600 beaches in Florida.
They found that nine percent of the beaches in our state fail to meet the EPA's standards for swimmer safety.
This is measured by the amount of bacteria, viruses and parasites found in the water.
All of this could cause swimmers to catch a stomach bug, conjunctivitis, or pink eye, or potentially something more serious like respiratory illness or hepatitis.
The worst offenders in the state are in Okaloosa County at Garniers, Fred Gannon State Park, and Liza Jackson Park Beaches.
You can see how clean the water is at a beach in our state.
Just go to our website at weartv.com and click on Newslinks.