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Title: Make a Healthy Splash! Sub-title: Swallowing water in interactive fountains, splash pads, and spray parks might make you sick.(Cartoon image of a germ) Germs can get into the water through poop coming out or washing off our bodies.(Icons of head swallowing water with germs and head with thermometer getting sick) Swallowing water containing germs can make you sick with diarrhea.(Icon images of children playing in an interactive fountain with the tank of recycled water below and images of germs in the water). Water in interactive fountains is typically recycled and might contain germs. Water treatments like chlorine don’t kill germs instantly. Pee in water weakens the germ-killing power of chlorine.(Banner across water tank image) Keep pee and poop OUT of the water. DO:
(Icons of a toilet and a woman changing a baby’s diaper at a changing station)Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea. Take bathroom breaks every 60 minutes. Check diapers every 30-60 minutes and change diapers away from the water. DON’T:
(Crossed-out icons of a head with water going into its mouth and a person sitting on a water jet in an interactive fountain) DON’T drink the water. DON’T sit on the water jets.(Image of pipe coming out of the bottom of water tank) Splash Healthy! www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming (Image of Department of Human Services/Centers for Disease Control logo) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Title: Make a Healthy Splash!

Sub-title: Swallowing water in interactive fountains, splash pads, and spray parks might make you sick.

Germs can get into the water through poop coming out or washing off our bodies. Swallowing water containing germs can make you sick with diarrhea.

  • Water in interactive fountains is typically recycled and might contain germs.
  • Water treatments like chlorine don’t kill germs instantly.
  • Pee in water weakens the germ-killing power of chlorine.

Keep pee and poop OUT of the water.

DO:

  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
  • Take bathroom breaks every 60 minutes.
  • Check diapers every 30-60 minutes and change diapers away from the water.

DON’T:

  • DON’T drink the water.
  • DON’T sit on the water jets.
 
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