Wild swimmers are getting sick from sewage, campaigners say
More people are getting ill after swimming and paddling in rivers and seas, a new report says.
Photographer Alexander Ward had no idea he was putting himself at risk when he entered the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire last September."It was quite scary and since then I have never gone into fresh water again," he said.Image caption,
, which alerts swimmers when water companies release sewage.Gastroenteritis was the most common illness reported to the charity by wild swimmers after entering the water.Image caption,"I'm really careful and never put my head under the water due to the risks. I was wearing contact lenses and got splashed in the eye. I was worried as soon as it happened," she said.
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B_Barochia yet another reason I shall not be participating.... yet NO one has gone and filmed the local treatment plants to see why its happening ! there should be no treatment bypass pipe and if someone is deliberately bypassing = jail. Shut ya face! The Tories told us to holiday in this country after Brexit, then straight away they did this!
Wild swimmers?.. danroan Wild swimmers getting the wild shites it appears, not good. British Capitalism - the most wretched and inhumane - is hardly bothered. You do realise weils disease does not have anything to do with sewage I think I can see a bit of poo in his beard Wild swimmers? TorySewageParty
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Badabrach - here’s another one. What’s the difference between “wild swimming” and - er - swimming? I'm glad to see this type of journalism surrounding this subject. In my opinion, I would have mentioned the plight of antibiotic-resistant sooner to hook the reader. Conversely, I see how this can ease into the sensationalism surrounding topics like antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
You know when heavy smokers are getting sick from inhaling all that cr4p. What do you say to them? Is that not something that has been going on for more years for me to mention 🤔🇬🇧 We DoN'T nEeD ReGulaTiOnS. THe FreE mArKEt.. Good gods, haven't you all figured out not to dump your sewage into your drinking and swimming water yet? Honestly, that's some primitive unwashed barbarian nonsense, having sewage in your water, how truly gross & uncivilized. You could learn a lot from more civilized nations.
No shit! I have been subjected to systematic torture and harassment by the Greek government for about seven years and I don't know what to do. Someone hears me..... Imagine what the fish and mammals are really going through… That is wild
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Tão profundo que estou republicando! Imagino Sócrates, Aristoteles, Platão (que são chamados de filósofos) lendo tal preciosidade … Wild swimmers, stop swimming in shit, then you won't get sick. Wild? You mean swimmers. In the sea. Where there's water. Where all life originated from. I wonder why? 🙄
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Alexander Ward caught suspected Weil's disease from a river in Cambridgeshire By Charlie Jones BBC News, East Wild swimmers are increasingly getting sick from sewage pumped into rivers and seas, according to an environmental charity.and early modern human dwelling around 500 miles north of Baghdad in Iraq, and Franchthi Cave in Greece.Updated: 22nd November 2022, 6:25 pm A Saudi Arabia fan hilariously pulled a door off its hinges during wild celebrations sparked by his nation’s stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina.Weird West (opens in new tab) quite a bit when it arrived earlier this year, and now it's even better thanks to the addition of mod support in the latest patch.
Photographer Alexander Ward had no idea he was putting himself at risk when he entered the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire last September. He was taking photos of wild swimmers for a project and didn't realise he had a cut on his leg. Pic:Chris Hunt/Liverpool John Moores University Five food fragments recovered from Shanidar are the"earliest" of their kind found in southwest Asia, dating back 40,000 and 70,000 years, according to Ceren Kabukcu, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Liverpool, who led the study published in the journal Antiquity. After developing flu symptoms, the 38-year-old, from Tattingstone, Suffolk, phoned NHS 111, who told him to go to hospital urgently. Goals from Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari turned the game on its head early in the second half after had fired the South American’s in front from the penalty spot. Doctors said he had suspected leptospirosis, also called Weil's disease. "They look like charred crumbs or fragments of what could be patties, thick porridge", Dr Kabukcu told Sky News. They put him in isolation and gave him antibiotics for two days."So others could identify these changes easily I tagged them all 'Wintergreen mode.
"It was quite scary and since then I have never gone into fresh water again," he said. One of the food deposits was found to be"bread-like". But one fan took his celebration to an entirely different level by pulling a door off its hinges before carrying it outside and throwing it to the ground. "I only go in salt water now and it tends to be at local spots where I know they are not directly close to sewage outlets. "I'm really conscious of that. Pulses, the most common ingredient identified, have a naturally bitter taste, which chefs from the Stone Age quelled by soaking, leaching and then pounding or grinding them." Image source, Image caption, Alexander took photos of wild swimmers for a project that won several photography awards The charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) received 720 sickness reports over the last year, submitted via its Safer Seas & Rivers Service app , which alerts swimmers when water companies release sewage. That was an increase compared to the previous year when 286 people reported falling ill after entering the water, and the same time period in 2019-2020 when there were 124 sickness reports. Image: Food fragments found in the Shanidar Caves."Overall this was a pretty cool and fun thing to get the opportunity to do.
The charity said the number of app users had increased during that period, so it was not an exact comparison, but urgent action was needed to stop more swimmers falling sick. Amy Slack, head of campaigns and policy at SAS, said: "Water companies are still choosing to pour sewage into the ocean and rivers across the country, making us quite literally sick of sewage. "Our work conclusively demonstrates the deep antiquity of plant foods involving more than one ingredient and processed with multiple preparation steps," said Dr Kabukcu." Gastroenteritis was the most common illness reported to the charity by wild swimmers after entering the water. Ear, nose and throat infections were common too, with respiratory, skin and urinary tract infections also reported, it said. Image source, Alexander Ward Image caption, Ness Woodcock-Dennis had to go to hospital with an eye infection she caught from wild swimming Ness Woodcock-Dennis, a public health nurse and lecturer in nursing, is currently recovering from an eye infection after swimming in the River Stour at Manningtree in Essex. The first-person mod is the big one right now, but four other mods are currently available for Weird West as well: Long-Lasting Tools, No Friendly Fire, Undead Animals, and Heroes Gender Swap, which lets players change the appearance (but not the gameplay) of the Bounty Hunter, Pigman, Protector, and Devotee.
"It got so bad that I couldn't see and I had to go to hospital," she said. "I'm really careful and never put my head under the water due to the risks. I was wearing contact lenses and got splashed in the eye. I was worried as soon as it happened," she said. She swims with a group of more than 100 local swimmers called the Manningtree Mermaids, who have staged several protests over water quality. Fixed bounty board sometimes having a child as bounty target, resulting in an impossible-to-kill bounty.
"Swimming in the sea is our birthright and we shouldn't have to be worrying about getting sick," she said. "It's frustrating because I already limit my swims and never swim during or after heavy rainfall, when I know that the water companies are allowed to release sewage." Image source, TazzyBro Photography Image caption, The Manningtree Mermaids protested after Anglian Water admitted dumping raw sewage 389 times last year in the Stour - the river that forms the border between Essex and Suffolk Image source, TazzyBro Photography Image caption, Ness Woodcock-Dennis (far right) is very passionate about water quality and believes swimming is our natural birthright Julia Walker, a social worker based in Shoreham, West Sussex, contracted a bacterial and a kidney infection in September after swimming in the sea. "It took me a couple of months to get back in the sea, and now I only swim with my head above water for fear of becoming ill again. It makes me very angry that the water companies are affecting how I use the water," she said. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill.
Image source, Simon Edwards Image caption, Julia Walker contracted a bacterial and a kidney infection in September after swimming in the sea SAS issued 9,216 sewage pollution alerts over the last year, it says in a new report . The campaign group monitors water quality at over 400 locations around UK rivers and coastlines. Water firms are only permitted to release sewage in unusually heavy rainfall, but SAS said it found evidence of at least 146 "dry spills", when there had been no rain. Ms Slack, from SAS, said this was detrimental to both environmental and public health. She said the government needed to do more to hold water firms to account.
"It's high time the government stepped up and took real action to curb their destructive and selfish behaviour," she said. Image source, Surfers Against Sewage Image caption, Surfers Against Sewage has produced an app and a web page alerting swimmers when sewage is discharged According to data from the Environment Agency, UK water firms discharged raw sewage more than 770,000 times over the course of 2020 and 2021. It has just released data for May to September 2022, which shows sewage was released 5,504 times across more than 15,000 hours. Anne Leonard, an environmental epidemiologist and microbiologist based at the University of Exeter, said she was growing increasingly concerned about the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in sewage. "We are running out of antibiotics that are effective against the most resistant bacteria, so keeping sewage away from our rivers and beaches is a key public health intervention to reduce preventable infections and limit our reliance on antibiotics," she said.
A spokesperson at Water UK, an organisation representing UK water and wastewater service suppliers, said water companies agreed there was an urgent need to tackle storm overflows. A new infrastructure programme will deliver £56 billion of improvements if approved by regulators, Water UK said. "To accelerate progress further, we need the government to end housing developers' uncontrolled connections to sewers without first knowing their capacity, and to end the flushing of wet wipes made from materials that cause blockages and fatbergs. Both are major causes of sewer overloading and spills. "We also need the government to implement existing legislation in order to increase the use of sustainable drainage systems on new developments as a means of reducing the volume of rainwater entering the sewer system," the spokesperson added.