I recently came across a very interesting article regarding injuries caused by swimming pool chemicals. According to a study published in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, improper handling of pool chemicals resulted in over 28,000 injuries from 2002 to 2008. The study included those injured in North Carolina.
Apparently, the most common cause of injury came from mixing incompatible products, chemical spills and splashes and a lack of protective equipment. Researchers gathered data from the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
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