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????: If you have time to write this it is unlikely that you already ingested it but if you did - call EMS. If not, don't. It is a miserable irritant. If you ingest chlorine... i.e. bleach or pool chlorine. It will burn up your throat and cause fumes that irritate your lungs. Dilution may help milk or water ok but call EMS and get medical attention. Otherwise don't mess with chlorine. ...Read more
No: Very controversial subject. Consensus of public health and regulatory bodies is that the mercury in the amalgam is bound to the mixture (called an eutectic) and cannot react in the body and therefore safe. Contrary evidence is anecdotal but there is pressure to limit or Prohibit mercury in dental fillings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Water itself : Interestingly, water itself can be the culprit for dry-itchy skin. Prolonged time in pool can cause the natural oils on the skin to be removed causing dry skin (xerosis) which can cause itch. Limit time in the water then moisturize often (e.g. Baby oil). Hope you are better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely most of them: Here is a website's partial list of common chemicals in swimming pool use: chlorine, cyanuric acid, bromine, alternatives to chlorine, ph decreaser(sodium bisulfate), muriatic acid, ph increaser(sodium carbonate), soda ash, hardness increaser, algistat, algaecide, clarifier, enzymes the list is long, and most chemicals can irritate skin, depending on the concentration and the duration of exposure. ...Read more
Prevention: To prevent the spread of disease. A public pool will be filled with people with a wide range of hygiene at any given time; and for some, a dip in the public pool may also double as their bathtime! ...Read more
Depends: On the amount of chlorine. Chlorine bleach is bad. Chlorine in tap water isn't. ...Read more
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