Swimming in the Hudson is it bad?

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by Bigmommashousenate, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Bigmommashousenate

    Bigmommashousenate New Member

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    Hello folks me and my buddy started a journey in my sailboat. We started out in Seneca lake at Watkins glen ny and we are headed down to the Caribbean. We r currently in NYC and my friend jumped in the Hudson and now has rash all over anyone else run into this problem? Here is the video
  2. Webfoot1

    Webfoot1 Active Member

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    Swimmers Rash is something common to any inland lake, water-way or
    ocean. Parents usually teach their kids to always shower promptly after swimming. At
    least mine did. Here's a definition I found:

    Swimmer's itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, is a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to infection with certain parasites of birds and mammals. These microscopic parasites are released from infected snails who swim in fresh and salt water, such as lakes, ponds, and oceans used for swimming and wading.

    There's a lot of other stuff we've polluted the water with that has short and long term effects,
    heavy metals from parking lot runoff, pesticides, pharmaceuticals etc. It's a real chemical

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