August 31, 2013

ODEQ urges precautions in water

Agency issues advisories for lake visitors

August 31, 2013 By D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer

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Water safety precautions

• Hold nose or wear nose plugs when jumping into the water.

• Wash open skin cuts and scrapes with clean soap and water immediately after swimming.

• Avoid swallowing water when swimming.

• Wear ear plugs to prevent ear infections and swim goggles or masks to prevent eye infections.

• Avoid swimming near storm drains and in areas where there is floating debris, stagnant water, oil sheens or dead fish.

• Take children to the rest room frequently and use swim diapers on infants.

Source: Oklahoma Department

of Environmental Quality

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