Many Have Done It, But Few Admit To It… Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?

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Many have done it, but few admit to it. So before we all enjoy the last two “official” beach weekends of summer 2014, we needed to know, once and for all… is it OK to pee in the ocean?

Fortunately for us, on behalf of beachgoers everywhere, the American Chemical Society decided to answer this very question in the latest video in their Reactions series, which uncovers the chemistry in everyday life.

They say this video was inspired by a blog post that C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) reporter Lauren Wolf wrote on peeing in the ocean. You can read her original piece here.

PS – C&EN is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society.

NOTE: Reactions issued this correction to the video: At 1:50, the narration and text should read “250 gallons” not liters.