Hold Your Nose When Jumping Into Rivers and Lakes


We at ivalueSafety.com want to share a quick tip by LIVESCIENCE regarding Jumping Into Rivers and Lakes per the following:

Untreated freshwater can contain some particularly nasty microbes, including the deadly “brain-eating” amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Each year, a handful of Americans get one of these killers lodged deep in their sinuses by plunging into a water hole without plugging their noses first. The amoeba infects the brain by working its way up from the nasal passages, and there’s nothing much doctors can do about it. Follow this safety tip especially stringently in the South, as warm freshwater poses the greatest risk.

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