Peeing in Swimming Pools may Cause Respiratory Issues

by Kathy Jones on  March 8, 2014 at 10:26 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Researchers have warned that peeing in a pool could be dangerous for the swimmers as they could suffer from respiratory problems.
 Peeing in Swimming Pools may Cause Respiratory Issues
Peeing in Swimming Pools may Cause Respiratory Issues

Researchers at China Agricultural University and Purdue University said that compounds present in urine combine with chlorine in the pool water to form chemicals, such as cyanogen chloride, that could affect the respiratory organs, leading to asthma or other problems.

"Analysis of swimming pool water samples, combined with the results of experiments involving chlorination of uric acid, and chlorination of body fluid analog mixtures, indicated that uric acid chlorination may account for a large fraction of Cyanogen chloride formation in swimming pools. If swimmers avoided urinating in pools, then air and water quality would likely improve independent of other changes in water treatment or air circulation", the researchers wrote in their report.

The study has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

More News on: