May 2016

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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May 27, 2016
  • About 1 in 8 routine inspections of public pools and hot tubs lead to immediate closure because of health or safety violations.
  • Serious health violations, like not having enough chlorine and improper pH, can lead to an outbreak of recreational water illnesses.
  • To protect against illness and injury, swimmers should check for these four things before getting into pools, hot tubs, or other places with treated water.
May 20, 2016
May 13, 2016
  • About 4 million Americans aged 40 years or older are either blind or have vision loss, and this number is expected to increase to 10 million by 2050.
  • Major vision problems among Americans over 40 cost $145 billion pdf icon[PDF-275KB] in 2014 in medical costs, productivity losses, and long-term care expenses.
  • An interactive CDC website has the latest data from your state on vision impairment, access to and use of eye care, and self-reported eye diseases.
May 6, 2016


Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: May 27, 2016