Potential Imbalance in Pool Chemistry Sickens Dozens in California

by Staff Blogger | June 22nd, 2015

Whether it’s through the products we use or our environment, we are exposed to chemicals on a daily basis. Our California environmental injury lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers are quick to point out that it’s important to know that exposure to certain chemicals can be extremely hazardous to your health.

Take the case of a potential chemical imbalance at a public swimming pool in Antioch that left dozens of people ill over the course of a week. An article from NBC Bay Area News reports the incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Antioch Water Park.

Officials say emergency crews responded to the scene after receiving calls of a young child in respiratory distress. By the end of the day, a total of 34 people who swam in the facility’s sports pool reported feeling ill. Roughly half of those individuals were later sent to the hospital for further examination.

The facility was reopened several days later after testing confirmed the park’s water was safe.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we are aware of the serious risks exposure to dangerous chemicals poses. That’s why our California personal injury lawyers would like to wish the victims of the recent accident a full and speedy recovery from their injuries.

Our legal staff is also standing by to discuss your legal rights if you’ve been harmed by a toxic exposure accident. We can be reached by calling (800) 400-BERG anytime—day or night.