The funny smell really does mean it’s bad for you.

July 19, 2006

ScienceDaily: Number Of Indoor Swimming Pools Per Capita Linked To Rise In Childhood Asthma

The prevalence of childhood asthma
and wheeze rises around 2 to 3 per cent for every indoor swimming pool
per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research
published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The researcher are indicating that the important factor here is inadequate ventilation for the pools, which leaves high levels of chlorine and chlorine by-products in the pool air.  They are calling for studies of the long-term effects of the compounds on children’s respiratory systems.


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