Take care when visiting the ocean - Bacteria Warning

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  1. gMAN

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    I write is down to sensationalism - Newspapers trying to sell papers. Tell me one person in his right mind who goes and swims in water smelling like sulphur???? That bacteria is in all sea water. He was just the one in a million with that got infected! I collect NSW and also do the smell check if it smells like sulphur you do not use it...

    Collecting tonight will tell you what the water quality is like !
     
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    I think the facts were given and it is something that people should be aware of.
    a Lot of people believe that seawater helps to heal wounds and are unaware of the dangers of bacterial infections from seawater.
     
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    that's what I was trying to get across...
     
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    Every time I visit the beach all my wound heals like super fast, and not only that I struggle with chronicle sinus, when the first wave hits me over I`m 100% better and sinus gone instantly...;)
     
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    the ocean in all it's beauty has it's own defense mechanism to protect itself we just have to be pretty cautious when it comes to protecting itself against us.
     
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    Agreed, but it is also a great way to sell newspapers and damage tourism in Durban. Read the article and see it from a tourist's point of view.
     
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    usually saltwater helps with flushing sinuses and with healing cuts, but seawater is also full of bacteria as you know.

    Yes, but by making it public it also creates awareness to keep the beaches and water from being polluted - so it works both ways.

    I agree with you that it seems nowadays everybody has some hidden agenda.
    last month I bought a surfing magazine, as well as a diving magazine.
    In the surfing mag a guy wrote a letter where he stated: it is a fact that great white shark numbers are increasing and that they should be culled.
    In the the diving mag someone wrote a letterquoting their stats on the decline in great white numbers since 2005 and that the species is in grave danger of being lost.
    Everyone pushes for their own benefit.
     
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