Are you planning a getaway to a warm beach destination? In addition to researching airfare, hotels and activities for your vacation, checking beach contamination conditions for where you're going is key, too. Local beaches that are not healthy can put you and your family at risk for bacteria, viruses and pathogens. Contamination from storm water runoff, sewage overflow and other spills usually cause unsafe beach conditions. Fortunately, the Natural Resources Defense Council has a constantly updated database of more than 3,000 beaches to help you decide where to go, including a list of "superstar beaches" that routinely have low pollution levels. Visit nrdc.org to learn more.