Step right up, git yer nastiest beaches in the US right here6/27/2012
In a stereotype shake-up, a report reveals that you might be better off swimming in "Dirty Jerz" than off the coast of sunny California if you'd like to avoid a skin rash, stomach virus or respiratory illness. The Natural Resources Defense Council's study indicates you can swim with (relative) confidence in Delaware, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey and Florida, which had the cleanest beaches in 2011. At the bottom of the bacterial barrel: Louisiana, Ohio and Illinois. Based on the number of beach water tests that failed federal health standards, California ranked an embarrassing 21 out of the 30 states included in the report. Now we know why celebs just walk on the Golden State's beaches.
What's your favorite beach and why?