Food for Thought Report 6.10 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/10/10

Food for Thought Report 6.10

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In addition to checking out the cleanliness of local restaurants inspectors also conduct routine pool inspections to ensure they're safe to dive into.

Two of the most common illnesses spread through recreational water activities are Shigellosis and Cryptosporidiosis. They're also linked to food poisoning.

Like restaurants, pools that the public can us for a price or for free must have a permit. So, whether it's at an apartment complex, a hotel or one of Lubbock's city pools - they all must be inspected before anyone is allowed to jump in.

Inspectors look at the overall cleanliness of the pool. Although it maybe crystal clear, inspectors check the pool's water chemistry and chlorine levels. The chemicals need to be strong enough to kill microorganisms, but not too strong that they make swimmers sick.

Of course, there's more to a safe pool than just clean water. The facility must have all the required safety equipment and it must function properly. But it doesn't stop there.

Down to the lifeguard's whistle and ring buoy, the entire pool area is checked to make sure all regulations are followed so that when your family hits the pool this summer, all you have to worry about is having fun.

Even with dozens of pools to inspect, restaurants are still on their toes in anticipation of a surprise inspection and this week we have two stops at the top.

Whataburger at 1717 50th grills up a flawless health inspection. As do the deli, bakery, grocery and meat markets inside Lowe's at 5725 W. 19th Street.

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