July 19 2006

Beach Bacteria Sicken Over a Million Annually

by Surfrider Foundation

By Gary Polakovic
Times Staff Writer

1:07 PM PDT, July 17, 2006

Bacteria pollution at many Southern California beaches is responsible for illnesses in up to 1.5 million swimmers and bathers annually as well as tens of millions of dollars in healthcare and other related costs, a new study shows.