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Float Tanks: Review of Current Guidance and Considerations for Public Health Inspectors

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Communicable & Infectious Diseases, Personal Service Establishments, Recreational Water, Water Location: General, Canada

The growing popularity of “floatation” and the ways in which this practice differs from the use of pools and spas have raised interesting questions in environmental public health. Public health agencies in the US and Canada have taken very different approaches to the classification and regulation (or non-regulation) of these facilities. Continuing engagement amongst environmental health practitioners, regulatory agencies, and industry may help to ensure that standards applied to float tanks are both appropriate to the activity and protective of public health.

See also: Float Tanks - Considerations for Environmental Public Health

Publication DateJul 14, 2016
AuthorBeaudet S, Eykelbosh A
PublisherNCCEH
Posted by NCCEHJul 14, 2016