The Healthy Pools Campaign highlights health and safety issues regarding swimming pool tiquette and hygiene. Started 13 years ago, the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Chlorine Chemistry Division works closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more recently with the National Swimming Pool Foundation, on an educational outreach program to ensure healthy pools for healthy swimmers. For more information, go to the Healthy Pools website and read our article about the Healthy Pools Campaign.
As summertime approaches and vulnerable areas of the US warm up, concerns over the potential spread of Zika virus are on the rise. The virus is spread mainly through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, but also can be transmitted sexually. Zika virus is associated with birth defects (microcephaly) in infants of infected mothers and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an immune system disorder. Read further here.
You may not know it but Louisiana salt domes are essential to the state’s oil and gas and chemical industries. Although the Bayou Corne sinkhole has created some new concerns and regulations regarding salt domes, they have been used in the state for more than 60 years. Salt domes have been proven safe, secure, and economically and environmentally sound. For more information, see the Salt Dome Handout provided by STS.