After reading the articles and exploring the database, use the discussion area to add your own comments, analysis and suggestions. Here are some ideas to get you started:
• Have you ever gotten sick after swimming at a beach, and do you think it could have been caused by bacteria in the water? Tell us where and what happened.
• Storm water runoff is one of the most common sources of beach water pollution. How would you tackle the problem, and do you think enough is being done to test water for bacteria?
• Add your own discussion topic
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