Start with water. Add chlorine, sweat and urine. What you get may be a soup of nasty byproducts
By Dawn StoverPosted 02.21.2008 at 11:29 am 4 Comments
Do you smell chlorine when you swim in an indoor pool? Maybe it's not chlorine after all.
Researchers at Purdue University have identified "volatile disinfection byproducts" that can form when chlorine in pool water reacts with sweat and urine. When enough of these byproducts form, they can cause problems for breathing, skin and eyes.