Pool Chemicals Injure Nearly 5,000 Yearly

May 15, 2014 8:06 PM

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Pool Chemicals Injure Nearly 5,000 Yearly

Pool chemicals help protect swimmers from germs in the water, but the disinfectants themselves can be hazardous if used improperly, warns a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2012, nearly 5,000 people in the United States visited an emergency department for injuries from pool chemicals, the report says.

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