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Swimming is the second most popular exercise in the United States, with approximately 339 million swimming visits to recreational water venues, including disinfected ones (e.g., pools, water parks, and interactive fountains), each year (1). Pool chemicals * are added to the water in these venues to prevent transmission of infectious pathogens. These chemicals can cause injury when handled inappropriately or when operators fail to use appropriate personal protective equipment. This report summarizes 36 pool chemical–associated health events reported to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for public aquatic venues during 1983–2006 and includes analyses of 1998–2007 data from the Nationa

Year: 2014
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