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Healthy swimming and bathing!

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The water we swim and bathe in can be contaminated by bacteria or parasites. When a person comes into contact with or swallows contaminated water, it can lead to health problems including:

  •  Skin irritation
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Eye, ear, throat, and other infections

Rules of good hygiene

SWIMMING/BATHING IN LAKES AND RIVERS
  •  Follow the guidelines posted near the shore
  • Never drink lake or river water
  • Don’t go in the water if it’s covered in blue-green algae
  • If you have questions about water quality, ask the campground manager
SWIMMING AND BATHING IN POOLS AND SPAS
  • Follow the guidelines of the campground manager
  • If possible, shower with soap beforehand
  • Don’t drink pool or spa water
  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea or nausea, certain skin infections, or open sores

 
For more information on waterborne diseases, go to the website of Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

Source : Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux - May 2015 

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