is the title of a April 26, 2019 Water Quality & Health Council article By Ralph Morris, MD, MPH. Morris states that researchers from North Georgia State University identified 31 bacterial species and one yeast species in their investigation of six ball pits in pediatric physical therapy clinics in the state of Georgia. The researchers randomly sampled nine to 15 balls from different depths of each of the six ball pits. Pathogens identified on the balls, they reported, can cause pink eye, urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, and heart inflammation, among other conditions. Click HERE to download the full article. Click HERE to read a related article “Are Kids’ Ball Pits Jumping With Germs?” from HealthDay News for Healthier Living.