Comments on: Playing It Safe At The Beach http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/playing-it-safe-at-the-beach/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/playing-it-safe-at-the-beach/#comment-14737 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:56:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1005#comment-14737 The beach is safe like the drugs advertised on TV, watch out for the side-effects and be sure to consult yoor doctor.

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By: Amrita http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/playing-it-safe-at-the-beach/#comment-14736 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:53:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1005#comment-14736 Hi !

Yes…swimming is one of the most enjoyable outdoor water sports that people of all age groups can indulge in. We all know the importance of staying fit and swimming is just as good a form of exercise as walking, jogging or cycling. Swimming also benefits a person’s cardiovascular system, improves muscle strength, flexibility and posture. Swimming provides a sense of freedom and removes lethargy from both the body as well as the mind.

Just as the health benefits of swimming can not be underestimated, the dangers of not maintaining hygiene around the can also not be ignored. Never wear contact lenses while swimming as both your eyes and your lenses can get infected. Avoid swallowing or getting pool water in your mouth.Hair should be tied up and wear a cap before getting into the pool.
Putting any kind of lotion should be avoided. If you have, make sure to wash it off during the shower and last but not the least always use clean washed towels and wash them well after every use.

With Regards
Amrita

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By: kaliq http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/playing-it-safe-at-the-beach/#comment-14735 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 11:54:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1005#comment-14735 Aren’t there lifeforms such as mollusks that clean water? If so, why can’t we increase their populations? I thought nature has no problem with pollution absent the influence of man’s tremendous contributions!!

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/playing-it-safe-at-the-beach/#comment-14734 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 04:36:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1005#comment-14734 This is teriffic information for all who use the beach to know and do. Another good thing would be to start a campaign to keep cigarette butts off beaches and peirs. This is not against smokers but against the butts. Cigarette butt rescepticals could be put up a various locations near the beach and points at the beach parking lot. The city council could be asked to make city beaches smoke free with a provision in the ordenance to cite smoking on the beach in the same way as parking violators in the beach parking lot are cited. I think smokers toss the butts out because they think they are small and made of cotton and will completely biodegrade. The filters are actually made from a type of plastic that takes a long time to degrade. The filters are designed to trap compounds from the tar and from the tobacco growing and harvesting processes including agents known to cause cancer. More importantly for ocean ecosystems, one cigarette butt contaminating one liter of water is enough to kill saltor fresh water fish. During yearly beach cleanups, cigarette butts can equal 50% or more of the litter collected. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/playing-it-safe-at-the-beach/#comment-14733 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:43:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1005#comment-14733 Loved your blog. Thanks for the tips. Hadn’t thought about the consequences of feeding the birds and the impact on water quality. Good to know.

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