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In a recent Morbidity and Mortality report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has found preventable injuries resulting from swimming pool chemicals cause as many as 5,200 emergency room visits every year. Many are attributed to inhalation and improper handling. Additionally, the report states that nearly half of these injuries occurred in residential settings. This study was released in conjunction with the 2009 Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week this spring, as part of a greater awareness effort for healthy swimming practices.