Environment North Carolina

A new report says the health of swimmers at many beaches in North Carolina was put at risk last year because of water contamination. A new report by Environment North Carolina says 127 beaches and waterways across the state had water pollution levels that put swimmers at risk of getting sick on at least one occasion. The report looked at fecal bacterial levels at 213 beaches across the state.  Fecal contamination can cause gastrointestinal illness as well as respiratory disease, ear and eye infections and skin rash.