Pool Whizz Chemistry

Other than the worry that people are increasingly unable to keep themselves clean,  there’s another problem associated with swimming in public pools.

Research out of China Agricultural University and Purdue University purports that the uric acid of urine can react with chlorine in public pools to produce cyanogen chloride (an agent of chemical warfare) and trichloramine, both of which could cause  health liabilities, with significant exposure.

This survey purports that 19 percent of Americans admit to having peed in public pools, while Michael Phelps informs us that Olympic swimmers do it all the time due to the need for uninterrupted training.

Perhaps the  pool where athletes train is not your best bet for water quality.  :-P

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