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Reducing illnesses at indoor waterparks.
Chen L; Galloway E
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-138, 2010 Mar; :1-4
Lifeguards and patrons in the rapidly growing indoor waterpark industry can be exposed to numerous disinfection byproducts (DBP) and microorganisms that can cause adverse health effects such as eye and respiratory irritation, skin rashes, and flu-like symptoms. NIOSH provided technical assistance to a county health department to investigate the cause of symptoms reported by employees of a large indoor waterpark. This document addresses issues that pool managers, designers, and public health officials should consider to reduce illness at indoor water parks.
Chlorine-compounds; Amines; Sulfates; Sulfites; Endotoxins; Humidity; Respiratory-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Eye-irritants; Microorganisms; Bacteria; Skin-irritants; Dermatitis; Ventilation-systems; Engineering-controls; Relative-humidity
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-138
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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