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Indoor Pools Can Cause a Serious Health Risk       Archived

  

Swimming is the most popular recreation for children and second most popular exercise in the country. Improperly maintained indoor swimming pool water quality levels of pose a serious risk of chemical exposure from chloramines which form quickly and can reach toxic levels in inadequately ventilated spaces. Chloramine outbreaks are common. Guests should not enter pool areas with strong chlorine odors and should report pool-associated respiratory or eye irritation to pool operators immediately. Created: 9/14/2007 by MMWR. Date Released: 10/19/2007. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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