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Don't Assume the Sand Is Safe


April 16, 2012

image of a pale turned over in sand Environmental scientists at the University of Miami and Northern Illinois University have created a reference guide for potentially harmful germs in sand, similar to the guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for marine water. Full Story

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