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May 23Ė29, 2011 is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week

Family Swimming
The goal of this observance is to raise awareness about healthy and safe swimming behaviors, including ways to prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and injuries. RWIs are caused by germs spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, or oceans. RWIs can also be caused by chemicals in the water or chemicals that evaporate from the water and cause indoor air quality problems.

Click here to read our Press Release about Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week

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ABCs of Water Safety Guide

People Swimming
Summer time is upon us and the San Bernardino County Drowning Prevention Network wants you to have a fun, fabulous and very safe summer. As the weather warms up, swimming in a cool, refreshing pool is a great way to beat the heat. However, itís important to avoid the dangers in and around water to ensure an enjoyable summer.

Click here to follow these helpful tips to make sure you have a safe summer

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Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet

Kids Swimming
Cryptosporidium is one of the most frequent causes of waterborne disease (drinking water and recreational water) among humans in the United States. Below are answers to the most common questions regarding Cryptosporidium and healthy swimming.

This Fact sheet is available in English and Spanish

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Is Your Pool AB 1020 Compliant?

Kids Swimming
It should be by now, but if itís not, please submit the attached AB 1020 Compliance Form.

AB 1020 Advisory letter to Public Swimming Pool Owners on Anti Entrapment Devices and Systems



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Your Disinfection Team: Chlorine & pH

Kids Swimming
Protecting swimmers and their families from recreational water illnesses (RWIs) is the reason that pool staff regularly check both chlorine and pH levels. Chlorine and pH, your disinfection team, are the defense against germs that can make swimmers sick.

Your Disinfection Team: Chlorine & pH Fact Sheet

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amanda Gaspard, Health Education Specialist,
at 800-442-2283 or Amanda.Gaspard@dph.sbcounty.gov.

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