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Thursday, 15 February 2018

The danger of chlorine from swimming pools in our health

The optimal chlorine level is 0.4 to 1.2 milligrams per liter of water. If older, it would cause problems for the health of bathers.


In this summer it is always good to relax with loved ones. For this, the beach and the pool are excellent options. If you opt for the second, there is always the concern of knowing whether it is a healthy space or not. One of the elements that determine if a pool is recommended is the presence of chlorine.

If the chlorine is used at normal levels, it will disinfect and purify the water, without bringing major complications to bathers. If the level is excessive, it will bring health risks in the short and long term.

In Peru (according to the Sanitary Regulations of Swimming Pools), pools considered healthy must have a compulsory operating license. This license must be located in a visible place near the pool so you can confirm it at any time.

The optimum amount of chlorine is 0.4 to 1.2 milligrams per liter of water.If it exceeds these figures, the problems come. Among the main health hazards generated by chlorine, are the following:

- It produces irritation in the eyes, nose, throat and skin. This causes ills such as conjunctivitis or permanent suffocation.

- Increases the risk of developing asthmatic problems, especially in the case of children.

- If the concentration of chlorine is too high, it can generate spasms in the muscles of the larynx.

- It can damage the enamel of the teeth and cause inflammation to those who have sensitive skin. It also worsens the situation of those who suffer from acne.

- Swallowing water, either by bad swimming practice, would cause nausea and dizziness. In addition, it would cause digestive problems, which worsen with the passage of time.

All these dangers are greater when it comes to children. Therefore, before entering a pool with your family, verify that you have the license that guarantees that it is healthy. Protect your health and that of those you love most.

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