Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 27 of 27
  1. #21
    Established TDF Member witchieblackcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Penwortham
    Posts
    1,757
    Likes (Given)
    1708
    Likes (Received)
    518
    Quote Originally Posted by UnCheeky Monkey View Post
    I did a case once about a spa, and we had to get an expert witness in swimming pools and public health

    He wouldn't - ever - swim in a public pool ........
    Oh look... facts rather than a reported conversation...

    https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/...20Pools_V3.pdf

    This is all going a bit like nice Nigel at the pub reckons those pesky Europeans are stealing our jobs isn't it...

  2. #22
    Coastal Member dwhitlow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Isle of Portland
    Posts
    6,057
    Likes (Given)
    2178
    Likes (Received)
    2733
    Quote Originally Posted by UnCheeky Monkey View Post
    I did a case once about a spa, and we had to get an expert witness in swimming pools and public health

    He wouldn't - ever - swim in a public pool ........
    We've all been in enough swimming pools to discount his view as alarmist. Whilst some are like a chemical bath (I can't tolerate Weymouth pool) there are few enough cases resulting from exposure that we can consider public swimming pools sufficiently safe (we evolved to live in a real world and with immune system that protects us much of the time).

    I suspect he was looking to get a job with the BBC News team

  3. #23
    I used to be Cheeky UnCheeky Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    791
    Likes (Given)
    374
    Likes (Received)
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    Oh look... facts rather than a reported conversation...
    It is a fact that he said he wouldn't ever swim in a public pool - had nothing to do with coronavirus (it was after all about 14 years ago), and rather more to do with piss as I remember

    (I worked at a seawater pool many years ago where the disinfection of the Irish Sea / River Mersey water was done by chlorine gas, rather than safe little pellets. prevailing view was that we were more likely to die from an accident with the gas than anything else ....)

  4. #24
    I used to be Cheeky UnCheeky Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    791
    Likes (Given)
    374
    Likes (Received)
    531
    anyone interested in some facts and science - here's an interesting piece from the Lancet

    https://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/...3620305675.pdf

  5. #25
    I used to be Cheeky UnCheeky Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    791
    Likes (Given)
    374
    Likes (Received)
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    We've all been in enough swimming pools to discount his view as alarmist. Whilst some are like a chemical bath (I can't tolerate Weymouth pool) there are few enough cases resulting from exposure that we can consider public swimming pools sufficiently safe (we evolved to live in a real world and with immune system that protects us much of the time).

    I suspect he was looking to get a job with the BBC News team
    erm..... (first one most 'sciency')


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352248/

    https://www.medicinenet.com/recreati...ses_rwis_found

    https://www.webmd.com/parenting/news...round-the-pool

  6. #26
    Established TDF Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    2,764
    Likes (Given)
    806
    Likes (Received)
    1343
    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    I assume that you're doing OS3 in a pool and the pool is full of chlorinated water.
    That chlorine kills stuff dead...
    Not quickly enough apparently, it needs 15 minutes or so. If you are are passing an AS from one person to another, it will take some time for the virus to be killed off. I'm also doing OO2 at the weekend and I don't think the water in Stoney will kill off the bugs.

  7. #27
    Established TDF Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Hiding from Divemouse
    Posts
    1,137
    Likes (Given)
    59
    Likes (Received)
    470
    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    I've got an OS3 lesson to teach this week which involves AS use and I've been thinking that we need to be very careful as to how to minimise the chances for passing on the virus. It will mean making sure that only one person uses a particular AS during the lesson and that during buddy checks, the AS is demonstrated as working using the purge button rather than breathing from it. We always sterilise the the mouthpieces in Milton after every use anyway.

    A bit more organisation but better to be safe than sorry.
    During the buddy check, have the expected recipient breathe from the reg to test rather than the donor.


 
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •