97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Pool Safety 101

by Matt Malone & Rose Willson

Aired: 7.8.2019

Now that the rain clouds have cleared, summer is in full swing in southwest Michigan. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to enjoy pool days the safe and healthy way.

Before You Jump In

  • Be sure to test the water levels using pH strips to ensure the water is safe for swimming.
  • Protect your skin by using a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Use well-fitted Coast Guard approved life jackets rather than foam or air-filled toys.

Safe and Healthy Pool Party

  • Don’t pee or poop in the water.
  • Don’t swallow the water.
  • Keep an eye on children at all times.
  • Take a break every hour to make sure everyone uses the restroom, check/change diapers, and reapply sunscreen.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

When You Get Out

  • Dry ears thoroughly with a towel after swimming.
  • Thoroughly dry off with a clean towel and change into dry clothes.
  • Check water levels with pH strips and adjust accordingly.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

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