06
Jun
2011
Hygiene & Health

Three Swimming Pool Lies I Grew Up With


26
May
2011
Hygiene & Health
by Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH

CDC’s Healthy Swimming Video Contest: Promote Healthy Swimming & Be Eligible to Win $1,000!

This year, to help prevent the spread of germs in swimming pools, hot tubs, interactive fountains, lakes, or oceans, the CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program is asking the public to help them educate swimmers by making a short, creative video describing the simple steps everyone can take to ensure healthy swimming experiences. ... Read More »

23
May
2011
Hygiene & Health
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD

This Summer: Dip before You Dive to Help Avoid Recreational Water Illnesses

It’s nearing the end of May, which means: it’s time to get back into the water!  Yes, pool season unofficially starts Memorial Day weekend and there is nothing more fun than spending a day at the pool. But before diving in, it may be a good idea to know just what you are diving into. ... Read More »

01
Apr
2011
Hygiene & Health
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD

The DBP “Tango” and Swimmer Hygiene Awareness

Swimming is appreciated the world over as a healthful, fun-filled activity.  That was a solid point of agreement among international swimming pool experts who gathered in Portugal last month for the Fourth International Conference on Swimming Pools and Spas.  The researchers also agreed on another point:  Swimmer hygiene education is badly needed to reduce pool... Read More »

12
Nov
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD

Summer 2010 Healthy Pools Campaign Wrap-up

During the 2010 Healthy Pools Campaign, more than 43,000 pool test kits were distributed to people who requested them from the Water Quality & Health Council Healthy Pools website.  Over the course of the summer, 747 participants from across the nation monitored and uploaded their pool chemistry data – pH and chlorine levels – to... Read More »

20
Oct
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Water Quality Health Council

Downloadable Coloring Book

The Chlorin8tor and Little Hector the Disinfector battle the viruses that cause flu. The Disinfecting Duo teach kids the “sneaky way” that viruses spread and how they can use that knowledge to avoid flu. Water Germs Busted By Chlorine!... Read More »

30
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD

Saline Pools: Myths and Misconceptions

Swimming is a fun and healthy activity for people of all ages. However, improperly chlorinated water puts swimmers at risk for recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and ear and skin infections. Misleading claims about saline pool systems can lead to confusion and potential public health risk...... Read More »

24
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

Biohazard! Everyone Out of the Water!

So here I am sitting at the pool this past Saturday, enjoying a few hours (and by hours I mean maybe 1 hour and 15 minutes) away from the baby, and all of a sudden I hear the pool manager yell “Biohazard in the water, everybody out! Biohazard in the water, everybody out!” Now, you... Read More »