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Summarize health hazards that are associated with lead and mold in a swimming pool setting, and describe what may be done to control these two public health problems.

Discuss two methods that are used to treat swimming pool water, (ozonation and chlorination). Then, I have to identify the method or combination of methods that would provide the best protection to swimmers and the public's health.

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Though in outdoor situations, mold can aid in the decomposition of organic matter, indoors it is hazardous to human health. Mold can be a nuisance near swimming pools because they develop when there is excessive moisture present. Mold spores tend to land on surfaces that are wet and while there are many different types of mold, none grow in dry conditions. Molds can produce irritants, allergens, and toxins, such as mycotoxins, and can elicit asthmatic symptoms (Fisk et al., 2007). Mold can cause symptoms when touched or inhaled, leading to allergic reactions, skin rashes, and fevers. All of these symptoms common in the presence of mold. Mold also causes irritation of the eyes, skin, lungs, and induce asthma attacks among asthmatics and those allergic to the mold (Fisk et al., 2007). In the long run, it is thought that mold can also lead to lung and respiratory illnesses (Fisk et al., 2007).

The most effective way to get rid of mold is by reducing moisture, seeing as mold spores cannot grow without its presence. However, since this can be difficult in a swimming pool, keeping pH levels around 7.2 can aid in preventing mold. However, adding chlorine is not recommended as it is not known to be as effective as algaecides at removing mold growth. Keeping chlorine between 1-3 ppm is therefore recommended. (Fisk et al., ...

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