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A Study Launches Into Beach Users Health

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8:05am 16th November 2014

How much could going in the sea in Cornwall be affecting our health?

That is what a new marine pollution study is aiming to find out.

It will look at water and beach users health and see if there are any links.

PhD student Anne Leonard is heading up the research at the University of Exeter Tremough campus in Penryn.

It is also being supported by St Agnes based charity Surfers Against Sewage.

Anne said: "There are concerns that sewage pollution, especially from humans, will carry bacteria and viruses, which if its not treated properly by sewage treatment works, people using the water for recreation could potentially become ill.

"It is basically looking at the association between marine pollution and beach user health, the idea is we will get data from people who have been in the sea recently, as well as people who haven't been in the sea recently, and compare rates of illness in these two groups."

You can find out more information about the study here.

You can take part in the survey here.

8:05am 16th November 2014

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