Pool Chemical Research

Chlorine Studies and Research

1.   “Swimmers’ Asthma” The Serious Heatlh Problem With Chlorinated Pools, Published by Brent S. Rushall, Ph.D San Diego State University, highlights the complacency of using chlorine, a dangerous chemical, as a means of sanitizing pool water. Chlorine sanitizing effectiveness declines rapidly as soon as chlorine is added to the pool water. The paper goes on to state, pool managers often over chlorinate a pool to offset reduced chlorine effectiveness.  Dr. Rushall also states “heightened concentration of chlorine often leads to excessive absorption through the skin and inspiration leading to breathing problems in many swimmers.” and ” the general rule-of-thumb about over chlorinated pool is: If you can smell the chlorine in the pool environment, it is dangerously high” Read the paper here.

2.  Dr. Alfred Bernard, professor of toxicology and research director at Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, studied children that attended chlorinated swimming pools.  The study found that chlorine pools can increase the child’s risk of asthma and other respiratory related issues by six times. Study Details