23
May
2011
Hygiene & Health

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


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 »

05
Aug
2010
Pool Maintenance
by Water Quality & Health Council

Pool Water Genotoxicity Study in Perspective

A new pool water study is being misrepresented in some media reports as linking swimming in treated pools to a potential cancer risk. This suggested link is not backed by the research, according to an evaluation by the U.K. National Health Service (NHS).... Read More »

07
Jun
2010
Hygiene & Health
by Guest Post

Why you should always swim in a healthy pool

As a lifelong swimmer, and professional Triathlete, swimming is in my blood. It strengthens my discipline and keeps my body in tip-top shape, and it's also downright enjoyable. Life can be a constant blur of training, traveling, racing and coffee (my weakness), but swimming is my one constant. ... Read More »