EHS Spotlight: 2013 Rec. Water Illness & Injury Prev. WeekCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/20/2013 08:20 AM EDT
New EHS Spotlight Features: Recreational Water Illness & Injury (RWII) Prevention Week 2013 (May 20-26)
The week before the start of the summer swim season is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week (May 20–26, 2013). This observance represents a great opportunity to increase public awareness about recreational water–associated illness and injury and, more importantly, promote healthy and safe swimming.
Twitter Chat on Healthy and Safe Swimming - On Wednesday, May 22, from 2:00–3:00 pm ET, CDC experts Michele Hlavsa and Michael Beach will tweet about how swimmers can keep themselves and others healthy and safe this summer swim season and beyond.
To participate, follow @CDC_NCEZID on Twitter and use the hashtag #swimsafe during the chat to view and respond to tweets. Please let us know if you plan to join us so we can give you a shoutout!
New Healthy Swimming Data – New articles related to healthy swimming include the following:
- Microbes in Pool Filter Backwash as Evidence of the Need for Improved Swimmer Hygiene — Metro-Atlanta, Georgia, 2012.
- Healthy Swimming Fast Facts
- Recommendations for Preventing Pool Chemical–Associated Injuries
RWII Tools – RWII prevention and response tools to increase public knowledge about recreational water illnesses and healthy swimming.
Resources from the Environmental Health Services Branch – Topic page and publications related to recreational water and environmental health.