Shine: If you’re taking a refreshing dip in a pool with four other people, odds are one of you is urinating. This is not gross-out myth, but cold, depressing fact from a recent survey conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, a scientific research group sponsored by the American Chemistry Council. The survey, conducted in April, asked nearly 1,000 adults whether they urinate in pools. One in five bravely admitted their mistakes.
“Studies” are awesome. This had to be the easiest “survey” for some underpaid college kid to pull off – you don’t have to waste your time asking 1000 people if they piss in the pool, because they all do. That’s the beauty of the pool. And it’s NEVER a mistake. And, sorry, “Water Quality & Health Council?” If they’ve moved their focus away from industrial waste, acid rain, and pesticides in drinking water, their job is done here, time to get a real job.