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Officials offer tips for water recreation safety

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) -- As summer approaches, public health officials are reminding Illinoisans to take caution while swimming and boating.

The week before Memorial Day is National Recreational Water Illinois Prevention Week.

Officials say recreation water illnesses are spread by swimming in contaminated water.

Health officials say there are many ways to stay safe and healthy. For one, don't swallow pool or lake water.

Also, health officials say practice good hygiene like showering before swimming and washing hands after using the bathroom.

Experts also caution against changing diapers pool side. They say it's best to do it in the bathroom because germs can quickly spread.

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