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What's the risk to a child who swallowed a little water from a public pool?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: No additional risk

Being in pool water allows the contact of possible germs with mucous membranes, so if there's someone nearby with a viral illness, you're exposed.
Drinking the water doesn't really change that risk, especially a small amount.

In brief: No additional risk

Being in pool water allows the contact of possible germs with mucous membranes, so if there's someone nearby with a viral illness, you're exposed.
Drinking the water doesn't really change that risk, especially a small amount.
Dr. Michael Amster
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