Entries by Ginanne Brownell

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Scientific American: Creepy Swimmer’s Itch Parasite in Lakes Can Scratch Summer Fun

FRANKFORT, MICHIGAN–Every morning for about eight weeks each summer, Leslie Ritter becomes bait. As head of the lifeguarding program at the Congregational Summer Assembly (a vacation community in northwest Michigan), Ritter wades into Crystal Lake up to her knees. After 30 minutes she gets out and records wind and temperature data. If her skin starts […]