Special Issue "Recreational Water Illnesses"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: public health; environmental microbiology; infection control; epidemiology; health promotion
Swimming and other water-based exercises are excellent ways to practice physical activity and to gain health and social benefits. However, recreational water use may expose people to different health risks due to the exposure to chemicals or infectious pathogens. The safety of recreational aquatic environments is affected by numerous variables such as water quality, health conditions of users, the correct functioning of the technological systems used for water treatment.
This Special Issue aims to provide new information about health risks in treated recreational waters (e.g., pools and spas) or untreated waters (e.g., surface water, natural pools, and thermal springs), together with the need to update prevention strategies. We encourage submission of papers concerning the monitoring and control of the chemical and infectious risks associated with recreational waters, the surveillance of infectious diseases in swimming pools and spas, and the study of outbreaks caused by traditional or emerging microorganisms. Papers focused on the adverse health effects due to disinfection by-products (DBPs) in swimming pools are also welcome. Of particular concern is the development of risk control approaches, including the application of effective innovative technologies, the promotion of healthy behaviors, and the design of appropriate polices for surveillance and controls.
Prof. Dr. Erica Leoni
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- recreational water
- swimming pools and spas
- thermal springs
- infectious risk
- disinfection by-products
- epidemiological surveillance
- health protection