Summer Swimming Dangers; Salt Water Cleanses; Treating Swimmer’s Ear

From dangerous pool bacteria to deadly lake parasites, learn the risks of summer swimming — and get crucial tips for staying safe in the water. Plus, a simple home remedy for soothing swimmer’s ear. And, detoxify your body and lose weight … with salt wate

Can peeing in pools cause a toxic reaction? Research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology reports that when chlorine combines with uric acid — a component of urine and sweat — it can form volatile chemical compounds that may...

A 2013 study conducted by the CDC found that more than half of public pools in the U.S. tested positive for E. coli. The Doctors and environmental scientist Jen Ervast share tips to help swimmers prevent sickness from contaminated pool water.

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra sheds light on seabather’s eruption, an extremely itchy rash that people commonly develop after swimming in the ocean. Also known as sea lice, sea poisoning and ocean itch, the rash occurs when a swimmer is...