TITLE

Pool Chemical-Associated Health Events in Public and Residential Settings -- United States, 1983-2007

AUTHOR(S)
Sackett, D. C.; Wiegert, E. J.; Egan, J. S.; Nicholas, D. C.; Hlavsa, M. C.; Beach, M. J.; Gilchrist, J.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/15/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 18, p489
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a summary of pool chemical-associated health events reported to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for public aquatic venues from 1983 to 2006. It is reported that events were caused by direct exposure to chlorine bleach or acid, exposure to toxic chlorine gas, and exposure to chlorine gas generated by mixing incompatible pool chemicals. Factors contributing to the health events include poor chemical handling or storage practices, poor equipment maintenance practices, and poor facility design and engineering.
ACCESSION #
40513848

 

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