Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well, I just got out of Infection and Immunity for the day, and I thought I should share a factoid with everybody. We were talking about cryptosporidium (a mean little disease that likes to live in pools). Since diseases like this are transmitted by people who don't feel they can make the long trek from the pool all the way to the bathroom, studies have been done to see just how much urine is in pool water. Are you ready for it? 50 mL (cc) per person per hour. Seriously. That means that if you have a pool party with 20 people, in four hours one gallon of urine has entered your pool. Science!