IAQuatics in the News
Art Vertner, Vice President of Willdan Energy Solutions and IAQuatics, will present with Mike Dunwiddie at the 13t annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) on October 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Their workshop, Solving Pool Indoor Air Quality, High Operating Costs, and Limited Capital for Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, is on Oct. 20 at 4:00pm.
"Michael Phelps feels at home, posts win at King County Aquatic Center" (Seattle Times Dec. 3, 2015)
Several other Olympic champions will highlight the meet (Federal Way Mirror)
The IAQuatics team is on site at Weyerhaueser King County Aquatic Center to ensure the airflow and air quality of the facility are at peak performance for this weekend's Winter National Championships.
Model Aquatic Health Code Resources
We've shared CDC.gov resources about the MAHC, links to fact sheets and FAQ.Read more
Indoor Air Quality
Chloramines and Swimmers are Poor Pool Partners
Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers—from itchiness, rashes and dry skin to breathing problems and hives. In this article, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains that chloramines are a "chemical irritant," responsible for "stinging eyes, nasal irritation, or difficulty breathing…"Read more on cdc.gov
Does Chlorine Cause Asthma in High-Performance Swimmers?
A study published by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests that intense, long-term swimming training in indoor chlorinated swimming pools is associated with asthma-like airway changes. While strenuous training introduces airway pollutants, allergens, or irritants into the airways, the study showed that elite swimmers’ airways are particularly affected by the chlorine by-products used to disinfect swimming pools.Read more at jacionline.com
Is Your Indoor Pool or Water Park Safe?
Common pool chemicals accumulating above the pool, in the air where swimmers are breathing, is the newest emerging health concern in the field of indoor recreational water activities and has been confirmed by the Center for Disease Control. The frequency of waterborne diseases is increasing in water parks, spray parks and public swimming pools, resulting in record outbreaks of parasite Cryptosporidium (crypto), and the toxic Bacterium E Coli. Dr. Tarun Batra tackles this emerging health problem with a four-step process to restore health and vitality to your aquatic environment.Read more on MedchromE OnlinE MagazinE