Stop Peeing In The Pool

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When urine binds with chlorine in pool water, it produces an irritant known as chloramine. This substance can cause eye redness in addition to respiratory problems. Urine isn't the only culprit, though-fecal matter, dirt, and sweat can also mix with chlorine, leading to symptoms from coughs to runny noses.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. When chlorine combines with uric acid, it forms the gas cyanogen chloride. 00:41

  2. Cyanogen chloride in pools can cause irritation, as well as problems with the central nervous system and heart when inhaled. 00:55

  3. According to a recent survey of public pools, more than half of them contained fecal particles. 01:44