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Experts to Rio Olympic athletes: Don't put your head underwater

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 03, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 02, 2016

This Friday marks the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but what the athletes and onlookers may not know is just how dangerous and filthy the city’s surrounding water has become. A 16 month study by the Associated Press shows water samples so badly contaminated biomedical experts are advising the Olympians: “don’t put your head underwater.” Raw sewage that can be seen when flying above Rio’s surrounding waters is absolutely teeming with bacteria and...






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