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Fact Sheets

The fact sheets below deal specifically with recreational water and are designed to address issues relevant to various audiences, including swimmers, parents with young children, aquatics staff, and public health professionals. These fact sheets raise awareness about recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and other healthy swimming topics.

Hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium

	Hyperchlorination fact sheet

Message: Guidelines for pool operators on how to use hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium.

Audience: Designed for pool operators.

Fact Sheet: Hyperchlorination to KillCryptosporidium (Revised August 2010) [PDF - 1 page]

Facts About Crypto and Swimming Pools

	Crypto fact sheet

Message: Information and frequently asked questions about Cryptosporidium in swimming pools.

Audience: Designed for the general public.

Fact Sheets: 

Facts About Crypto

Facts About Giardia and Swimming Pools

	Giardia fact sheet

Message: Information and frequently asked questions about Giardia in swimming pools.

Audience: Designed for the general public.

Fact Sheet:

Facts About Legionella and Hot Tubs/Spas

	Legionella fact sheet

Message: Information and frequently asked questions about Legionella in hot tubs/spas.

Audience: Designed for the general public.

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Facts About Hot Tub Rash

	Hot Tub Rash fact sheet

Message: Information and frequently asked questions about "Hot Tub Rash."

Audience: Designed for the general public.

Web: Rashes

Fact Sheet:

Facts About Swimmer's Ear

	Swimmers Ear fact sheet

Message: Information and frequently asked questions about Swimmer's Ear.

Audience: Designed for the general public.

Web: Ear Infections

Fact Sheet:

Facts About MRSA and Recreational Water Facilities

	Facts about MRSA fact sheet

Message: Information and frequently asked questions about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in pools.

Audience: Designed for the general public.

Fact Sheet: Facts About MRSA and Recreational Water Facilities [PDF - 1 page]

Use the Model Aquatic Health Code to Make Swimming Healthy and Safe

	MAHC factsheet

Message: Government agencies and the aquatics sector can use the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) to make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer.
Audience: Designed for state and local health professionals.

Web: Use the Model Aquatic Health Code to Make Swimming Healthy and Safe
Fact Sheet: Use the Model Aquatic Health Code to Make Swimming Healthy and Safe [PDF - 2 pages]

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