May 2021 Direct From CDC/Environmental Health Services
Journal of Environmental Health (Volume 83, Number 9)
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2021 Model Aquatic Health Code (4th Edition)
Michele C. Hlavsa, MPH, RN, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDR Joseph P. Laco, MSEH, REHS/RS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vincent R. Hill, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pieter A. Sheehan, REHS, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be releasing the 4th edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC, www.cdc.gov/mahc) in the coming months. The MAHC represents a collaboration among local, state, and federal public health officials, particularly environmental health practitioners, and representatives of the aquatics sector to optimize prevention of illness and injury associated with public aquatics venues (e.g., pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds). This month’s column highlights substantial topics addressed by the change requests.