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(Gizmodo)   Eeing in the ool might be bad for your health   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Environmental Science & Technology, disinfecting, water treatment, chlorine, empirical formulas, mental healths  
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7290 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Mar 2014 at 8:22 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-06 08:33:05 PM  
2 votes:
welcome to our L

notice there's no POO in it
2014-03-06 09:19:18 PM  
1 vote:

bughunter: So when natural bodily secretions (urine and sweat, and probably also sebum) come in contact with one of the most highly reactive and corrosive chemicals there is (chlorine) creates other nasty chemicals (cyanogen chloride and trichloramine, namely) in an environment that's intended for human recreational use.

But it's the pee that's at fault.


Well, it's dumber than that, even... they are testing PURE chemicals, but urine is 95% water (according to Wikipeedia), so 8~20oz of pee is somewhere around an ounce of uric acid, added to a public pool of 20,000 gallons or more.

Basically, their testing methodology is all messed up. It assumes 1) Urine is basically pure uric acid, 2) the typical human is able to pee gallon, and 3) a LOT of people are peeing in the pools.
2014-03-06 09:12:30 PM  
1 vote:
The average swimmer introduces the equivalent of up to two shot glasses of urine into a pool each time he or she takes a dip, according to previous research.

Yes, but in my defense, I don't actually bring shot glasses. (No glass in the pool area, that'd be dangerous.)
2014-03-06 08:43:08 PM  
1 vote:

a particular individual: There's a big difference between peeing in the pool and peeing into the pool.
--Demitri Martin

about 7 beers?
2014-03-06 08:24:20 PM  
1 vote:
Urine trouble.
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