12
Jun
2015
Hygiene & Health

Saluting Our Fallen Heroes with Swimming Lessons for Children


29
May
2015
Hygiene & Health
by Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA

Safe Fun in the Kiddie Pool

Kiddie pools can bring hours of delight to young children on a hot summer day. But unlike larger pools, small plastic and inflatable kiddie pools are normally not equipped with water filters or treated with chemicals that remove germs and balance pH. Add to this the fact that hygiene is not a strong suit of the kiddie pool set, and a few helpful tips are in order for safe fun in the kiddie pool:... Read More »

22
May
2015
Hygiene & Health
by Bob G. Vincent

Sharing Only the Fun in the Pool

For many, a refreshing dip in the pool is a welcome rite of summer. With this “rite” come swimmer responsibilities.  To mark this year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week1, we explore the topic of swimmer hygiene.  Warning:  this discussion is somewhat graphic, but it is meant only to encourage healthy swimming. Swimmers Affect Pool Water... Read More »

19
May
2015
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

Experts Clear the Water on the Colorful Myths Associated With Peeing in the Pool

As the swimming season kicks off, health experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Water Quality and Health Council and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) have teamed up to launch a campaign to stop people from peeing in the pool. To do so, they are busting a couple of colorful myths associated with this clandestine activity.... Read More »

13
Feb
2015
Hygiene & Health
by Bob G. Vincent

Good Chemistry for Swimmers

Swimming pools are amazing venues for recreation and exercise.  They are also reservoirs of all the substances swimmers introduce into them.  In addition to the substances that swimmers apply to themselves while at the pool, the average swimmer adds low levels of personal care products like deodorant, skin lotions, sprays and makeup, especially if they... Read More »

17
Oct
2014
Hygiene & Health
by Linda Golodner

Introducing the CDC Model Aquatic Health Code

This summer, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the availability of the first edition of its Model Aquatic Health Code. “The MAHC,” as it is known, provides free guidance on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of public swimming pools and spas. Why is such a document needed? As CDC notes... Read More »

05
Sep
2014
Hygiene & Health
by Bruce K. Bernard, PhD

Why is it OK to Pee in the Ocean, But Not in the POOL????

A short video produced recently by the American Chemical Society answers the question, “Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean?” with a resounding “yes!” Ocean swimmers, relax, and know that your, eh, “contribution” is processed by the marine environment. Pool swimmers, you are not off the hook. When nature calls, swim to the nearest... Read More »

25
Jul
2014
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

Be a Swimming Pool Myth-Buster

After the record cold winter of 2013-14, lots of folks are enjoying summertime by swimming in the pool. As you cool off, dazzle your fellow swimmers with the truth about these common swimming pool myths: Myth #1:  The heavy chemical smell around the pool is a reminder that chlorine is present in the water for... Read More »