Scientists have explained why swimming in the sea is dangerous for health

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria swimming in the sea. Archival photoScientists have explained why swimming in the sea is dangerous for health© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Swimming in the sea increases the risk of digestive diseases, ear diseases and other diseases, scientists have learned. A study published in the journal International Journal of Epidemiology.

The staff of Exeter University has selected 19 papers from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Norway, which were correlations between swimming in the sea, and the emergence of diseases. They studied data on more than 120 thousand people.

It turned out that patients, who had a habit of swimming in the sea, twice as often diagnosed total hearing loss, and 29 percent increased risk of gastrointestinal diseases.

Experts say that these diseases can be caused by infectious organisms that enter the water bodies along with sewage. Scientists emphasize that further epidemiological studies should be aimed at identifying the microorganisms responsible for the observed symptoms.

 

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