Urinating in Pools Worse Than We Thought
Apparently we should be even harder on people who pee in pools. A new study is saying urine mixed with chlorine forms by-products that are very bad for our health. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Urine and Chlorine combine to make something even worse for you
Purdue University and China Agricultural University reports
By products are hard on Heart, Lungs and Central Nervous System
20% Americans admit to peeing in the pool.
Swimming pool urine combines with chlorine to pose health risks
Date: April 1, 2014
Summary:A new study shows how uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous ‘volatile disinfection byproducts” in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine, and researchers are advising swimmers to observe “improved hygiene habits.’