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Document ID (ISN)111739
CIS number 11-0318
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liguori G., Parlato A., Gallè F., Avilia F., Mancusi C., Sorrentino E., Di Onofrio V., Palumbo M., Signoriello G., Visciano A., Orlando O., Capozza G.
Title Quality of swimming pool water and health of employees
Original title La qualitá dell'acqua delle piscine ad uso natatorio e la salute degli operatori [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Jan.-June 2010, Vol.6, No.1/2, p.33-42. 32 ref.
Abstract A survey was conducted among workers of public swimming pools in Naples in order to acquire data on their knowledge and behaviour with respect to workplace safety as well as on their health conditions. Seventeen facilities (4 indoor and 13 outdoor) participated in the study. Of 253 questionnaires distributed, 153 were returned, (71.8% participation rate). Workers from the indoor facilities were more aware about safety than those from outdoor pools (albeit still at an unsatisfactory level) and suffered more often from respiratory problems - the most common ailment reported - which is likely due to the longer duration of their activity in these environments. Workers from outdoor facilities were more often affected by various types of infections, which is likely due to their poor personal hygiene and inappropriate behaviour, or to the inactivation of disinfectants by sunlight. These and other findings are discussed and proposals for improvements are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; state of health; swimming pools; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) disinfectants; outdoor work; infectious diseases; respiratory diseases; eye irritation; occupational hygiene evaluation; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion