How clean are Brazilian beaches?
Brazil is facing an extreme heat wave. This week, the city of Rio registered 43.2 degrees Celsius (109.8 F) There is only one way to escape: run to the nearest beach. But almost one in every five Brazilian beaches is considered inadequate for bathing and water sports.
Website UOL produced the graphic above that sums up the situation at this moment. In green, you will see the number of beaches considered acceptably clean and in red the polluted ones. Click on the image to visit the original source. If you scroll up, you will see a search form on the top. Use it to check for specific beaches and cities. It is a really great resource.
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