More Polluted Beaches

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They say that “In the sea life is tastier”, the problem is when submerging between the waves said beach is a health risk issue due to the high levels of contamination in the water.

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) has just revealed what are the 10 most polluted beaches and the 10 cleanest beaches in Mexico. The results were obtained through a study conducted between November and December 2015, which determined that, although all the beaches in the country are suitable for vacationing, the most polluted beach in the country is Tijuana in Baja California, since It is at the top of contaminants for which it is about to be declared “unfit” for recreational use due to the amount of bacteria in the water.

If you want to know what it takes to declare “unfit” to a beach, you should know that according to World Health Organization (WHO), you need to find 200 fecal streptococci and enterococci per 100 milliliters of water (NMP / 100 ml). If a beach exceeds this amount, it is no longer suitable for human habitation, since the risk of acquiring acute febrile gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases increases considerably.

Last year, six beaches in Guerrero and Campeche were considered unsuitable for swimming. Here is the complete list of the 10 dirtiest beaches and the 10 cleanest beaches in Mexico:

1. Tijuana, Baja California has 193 NMP / 100 Ml.

2. Caletilla Beach, in Acapulco, Guerrero, with 110 NMP / 100 Ml.

3. Puerto Morelos Beach, in Cancún, Quintana Roo, with 109 NMP / 100 Ml.

4. Playa Maviri 3, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, with 102 NMP / 100 Ml.

5. Playa Isla Beach, in Campeche, Campeche, with 92 NMP / 100 Ml.

6. Sayulita Beach, in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, with 96 NMP / 100 Ml.

7. Juluapan, in Manzanillo, Colima, with 94 NMP / 100 Ml.

8. Tlacopanocha Beach, in Acapulco, Guerrero, with 92 NMP / 100 Ml.

9. Boca de Pascuales, in Tecomán, Colima, with 86 NMP / 100 Ml.

10. Las Perlas Beach, in Cancún, Quintana Roo, with 81 NMP / 100 Ml.

On the other hand, of the 268 Mexican beaches where the study was carried out (since they are the most visited by tourists), these are the 10 cleanest:

1. Playa Caletita, in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, with less than 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

2. Rastas Beach, in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, with less than 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

3. Chankanaab Beach, in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, with less than 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

4. Dzul-Ha Beach, in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, with less than 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

5. Las Casitas Beach, in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, with less than 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

6. El Cuyo Beach, in the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán, with 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

7. Chelem Beach, in Progreso, Yucatán, with 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

8. Playa La Pesca I, in Soto la Marina, Tamaulipas, with 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

9. Playa El Sol, in Paraíso, Tabasco, with 10 NMP / 100 Ml.

10. Paraíso Mar, in Paraíso, Tabasco, with 10 NMP / 100 Ml.