EPA Earth Month Tip of the Day - April 4, 2011: Heading to the beach? Check out the beach water before you go!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 13:37.

Earth Month Tip of the Day: Check before you go.

Today's environmental tip: Heading to the beach? Check out the beach water before you go! We Americans take almost two billion trips to the beach every year, but people who swim at the beach sometimes get sick because the water is polluted. The good news is in the state where the beach is located, you can check with the state office to find out about the beach water - before you go.

More information: http://www.epa.gov/beaches/plan/whereyoulive_state.html
Podcast: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/podcasts

en español: Piensa ir a la playa? ¡Averigüe la condición del agua antes de ir! Los estadounidenses hacen casi dos mil millones de viajes a la playa todos los años, pero las personas que nadan a veces se enferman porque el agua está contaminada. Usted puede consultar con su oficina estatal para saber la condición del agua antes de ir a la playa.

Más información: http://www.epa.gov/beaches/plan/whereyoulive_state.html
Podcast: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/espanol/podcasts.htm

Want more tips? Visit EPA's Earth Day site to learn more about Earth Day, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and what you can do to help protect human health and the environment. 

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips.htm