As the Olympics get started in Rio, a warning has been issued about the water and even the sand.
Raw human sewage flows into the sea around Rio causing it to contain untold viruses and contaminants…even the sand is dangerous.
So if you thought you might go to the Olympics and enjoy the beach as well…think again.
From AP Big Story:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, but the AP’s tests indicate that tourists also face potentially serious health risks on the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.
The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and…