Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week -- May 18-24, 2009

May 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/15/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 18, p504
The article announces May 18-24, 2009 as the fifth annual Recreational Water Illness (RWI) Prevention Week in the U.S. The goal of the event is to promote the importance of healthy swimming behaviors and prevent recreational water illness and injuries. The causes of RWI include ingesting, inhaling vapors of, or having contact with contaminated water. The focus of this year's observance is the prevention of injuries associated with pool chemicals.


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