Weekend water outings increase the risk of the trots or worse, say researchers.
University of Illinois-Chicago researchers report in Environmental Health Perspectives that “limited-contact water recreation” — i.e., fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and rowing — increases the risk of acute gastrointestinal illness — even in waterways that are approved for general use recreation.
Of course this is all weak association epidemiology built on that ever-secure foundation of self-reported data.
The notable news, here, is that recreational activities in “waters dominated by wastewater effluent” no more dangerous than “water approved for general use recreation.”
So if you get the diarrhea from recreating on the water, blame Mother Nature, not manmade pollution.