Hydrogen peroxide: health effects, incident management and toxicology
Information on hydrogen peroxide (also known as dihydrogen dioxide, hydrogen dioxide, hydroperoxide) for use in responding to chemical incidents.
Bromine: health effects, incident management and toxicology
Information on bromine, for responding to chemical incidents.
Nurse suspended over woman's pool water brain injury
A nurse has been suspended after a woman in her care drank water from a swimming pool, leaving her with a life-limiting brain injury.
23 Outdoor Pools In The UK That Everyone Must Visit At Least Once
Here is your summer bucket list.
Leisure club hit with £50,000 court fine
A hospitality company has been fined more than £50,000 for health and safety offences in a successful prosecution by Wigan Council.
Pool Water Quality, Ultraviolet Disinfection and Preventing Cryptosporidium Outbreaks
With summer approaching, recreational facilities across North America are preparing for pool season. Bathers may not recognize the work that goes into preparing for the season, but facility operators and managers know there is a lot that goes into keeping pools clean and clear.
1 in 3 swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotels
A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Cryptosporidium (also known as “Crypto”), Pseudomonas, and Legionella caused most of the outbreaks in swimming venues in the United States during this time period. Crypto is a parasite tough enough to survive even in properly maintained pools. Pseudomonas and Legionella are bacteria that can survive disinfectants in slimy areas of hot tubs, pools, and water playgrounds.
Scientists uncover why sauna bathing is good for your health
Scientists in Finland have shown that sauna bathing is associated with a variety of health benefits. Using an experimental setting this time, the research group now investigated the physiological mechanisms through which the heat exposure of sauna may influence a person's health. Their latest study with 100 test subjects shows that taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes reduces blood pressure and increases vascular compliance, while also increasing heart rate similarly to medium-intensity exercise.
The Absolutely Disgusting Reason That People Got Sick At A Waterpark In Ohio
Urine in swimming pools is one of those awkward facts of life we often ignore because it's gross and there's not much we can do about it. Every now and then, it pops up in the news and we have to face up to the fact that swimming pools are full of other people's pee. Even Olympic athletes are guilty of relieving themselves mid-swim.
Is Public Pooping a New Trend?
It’s been an enlightening week in the world of public defecation. Recent video captures of two serial poop-and-run culprits-- respectively deemed “The Mad Pooper” and “Poopman”-- have served to unite communities, corporations, media venues and police forces.
Leisure centre pool is swiftly shut down after a floater is found in the water
A strict cleaning regime will ensure harmful bacteria is removed following 'faecal contamination'.
Swim Group report to improve swimming and water safety in schools
A new report launched today by the Swim Group aims to improve swimming and water safety in schools.
High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work
(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.
Legionnaires' deaths: JTF admits health and safety breaches
A firm has admitted a health and safety breach after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a hot tub caused the deaths of three men.
Accident leaves 14-year-old fighting for his life
A teenager was left fighting for his life after his intestines were sucked out by the filter of a swimming pool.
Control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems
Date of publication: January 2017
Series code: HSG282
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Media coverage of Norovirus at Splashes Medway pool
Pool party norovirus outbreak covered by two newspapers:
Legionella and spa pools: what is in the recent HSE guidance? - The hidden dangers of spa pools
Hot tubs and spa pools are a popular trend, but one with a high risk of legionella contamination. Shafik Megji of water treatment specialist Brodex looks at new HSE guidance for the leisure sector.
Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?
You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine.
Mum's panic to find son caught up in Anglesey pool 'chlorine scare'
Plas Arthur leisure centre swimming pool in Llangefni remains shut after 30 children complained their skin was burning following swimming lesson.
Baby swim nappies no better than regulars in the water: specialist
BABY swim pants are no better at keeping poo out of the pool than a regular nappy, health experts have warned.
Crypto closes Cocks Moor pool
Birmingham Community Leisure Trust works with Public Health England in response to outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to Birmingham pool.
Birmingham Community Leisure Trust is working with Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands and the local authority, following a number of cases of the cryptosporidiosis diarrhoea and vomiting bug, linked to a small number of people that have swam at the Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre pool.