Contamination of Rio Beach Showers: Daily

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recent tests have shown that water emitted from chuveirinhos barraqueiros (beach showers) in Zona Sul (South Zone) are not treated and can pose serious health risks. Analysis conducted by microbiologists has exposed traces of sewage contamination in samples of water collected from showers on Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and Leme beaches.

Showers found on the beach are not currently subject to regulation and, as a result; do not contain chlorine which . . .

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