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Study shows Florida beach waters may be unsafe
The water quality of some Florida beaches is not safe.
That's according to a new study released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The Council evaluated the water quality of more than 600 beaches in Florida.
They found that nine percent of the beaches in our state fail to meet the EPA's standards for swimmer safety.
This is measured by the amount of bacteria, viruses and parasites found in the water.
All of this could cause swimmers to catch a stomach bug, or pink eye, or something worse.
The worst offenders in the state are in Okaloosa County, at Garniers, Fred Gannon State Park, and Liza Jackson Park beaches.
If you want to see how clean a certain beach is in the state, just go to our website at weartv.com, and click on Newslinks.