21
May
2010
Hygiene & Health

Healthy Pools Protect Swimmers from Germs


20
May
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

CDC Issues Report on Unhealthy Public Pools and Need for Increased Testing

Unhealthy pools are more common than you may think. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), underscores the importance of protecting yourself and your family at the pool this summer. The CDC reports a disturbing statistic: About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code violations. The venues that had the most disinfection violations were kiddie/wading pools and water play areas.... Read More »

29
Jan
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

Chlorine Myths and Realities

A recent Scientific American column grossly overplays an unsubstantiated risk associated with drinking water chlorination. It overlooks the benefits of chlorine as an inexpensive and highly effective disinfectant and does not recognize that the regulatory limits for chlorine and disinfection byproducts were set following a thorough review of credible health data. The article blatantly promotes a... Read More »

08
Jun
2009
Hygiene & Health
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD

Almost Half of Surveyed Americans Admit Unhygienic Pool Behavior

Do you know what’s in your public pool? A recent Water Quality and Health Council survey found that almost half (47%) of respondents admit to one or more behaviors that contribute to an unhealthy pool.  One in five (17 percent) say they’ve urinated in the pool – and eight in ten (78 %) are convinced... Read More »