CDC says: “80% of Public Pools Fail Health Inspection”

CDC says: "80% of Public Pools Fail Health Inspection" - Health Council

“Nearly 80 percent of public swimming pools and hot tubs inspected in five U.S. states in 2013 had health or safety violations, highlighting a public health threat ahead of summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC said it studied the five states with the most public swimming facilities: Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas.”

“This is particularly troubling because children who are still learning their toiletry skills are more likely to contaminate the water, and more likely to swallow the water, both of which can lead to diarrhea illness,” Michael Beach, the CDC’s associate director for healthy water, said during a telephone conference.”

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