A 32-year-old male asked:
if i swim in polluted waters, what chemicals might my body absorb through the water?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dan Fisher answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: Generally don't absorb a lot of chemicals through the skin, but really depends upon the chemical and the concentration. The concern is usually infection of the skin and direct irritation or even ingestion of chemicals.
Answered on May 7, 2013
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