Summer's here and kids can't wait to get in the water, from public pools to water parks. But the CDC is out with new numbers, reporting that thousands of such facilities across the country have to be shut down because bacteria counts are off the charts. More people than ever are getting sick.
TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen went undercover, collecting samples from public pools and sending them to a certified lab for analysis. The results were startling.
Think it's chlorine that causes your eyes to redden and sting after an afternoon in the community pool? The truth is much more gross: it's urine mixing with the chemicals.
According to the CDC, children ages 1 to 4 are at the highest risk for accidental drowning. Monique and Bill Tischer share the tragic story of how their daughter, Violet, drowned, and digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong offers water safety resources.