ACC Supports CDC's Efforts To Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents

Pool Chemical Safety Video Offers Practical Tips to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents

May 16, 2014, 15:59 ET from American Chemistry Council

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents:

"We agree with the CDC that pool chemicals are necessary to help prevent germs from spreading among swimmers. Swimming pool disinfectants, for example, help destroy waterborne germs that cause diarrhea, swimmers ear and skin infections.

"We also agree that pool chemical accidents are often preventable and that the safe handling and storage of pool chemicals is essential. That's why ACC and the Chlorine Institute – based on information from CDC – produced a freely available YouTube video. The video, which can be found at, was developed for commercial pool operators and backyard pool owners alike and provides important tips on how to prevent pool chemical accidents and injuries. The video can also be found on the CDC's healthy swimming website."

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $770 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for twelve percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.

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