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Harmful Effects Of Chlorine In Water
IF it had then bad: Millions of lives are saved from water born infection , drinking water will have 3 parts ppm. Yes by products of chlorination may be hepato toxic ( liver) carcinogenic but the risks far out weigh benefits , in sone cities ozone is used , give you a tip adding vit c will nullify bad effects of chlorine, next time you have to drink tap water , now you know what to do, that is what I do restorent. ...Read more
I have balanits and I'm at a water park, but I am not sure if it is safe to go in the water since it has chlorine.
All water has CL: So if you are bathing you have already been exposed. Of course the levels are higher, so you should just go in for a minute or two to see if it bothers you and if it does, go and rinse off in the shower immediately. If you HAPPEN to have any vaseline or zinc oxide with you, you could try putting this on first; but fair warning that though it may protect you, could also leave oil spot on trunks. ...Read more
Irritant: Irritating to skin, hair, eyes, maybe lungs. I would rather swim in a chlorinated pool than one that wasn't- decreases infections. ...Read more
To eyes?: If your boys are getting red eyes after swimming, they likely have a chemical irritation to their eyes. Have them swim with goggles and try to limit opening eyes under water. If the allergy is to their skin, have them take a shower immediately after exiting the pool. See your doctor for other reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question...: that debate has been on going since it's inception. I suggest you do your own due diligence and come to a conclusion that you are comfortable with for yourself and your family. There are many variables such as source, amount, amount of exposure, age of person, body mass of person, overall health of person... ...Read more
Doubt true allergy: Chlorine in pools bubbles off in the sunlight forming a gas that is quite irritating. As kids swim with their head just above the water they are in a zone where this chlorine odor is prominent. It can produce nasal irritation & occasionally set off an asthma attack. In some respects it is like inhaling smoke.Avoiding the peak sun hours can help but this is part of swimming in a chlorinated pools. ...Read more
Best not too: As in your question, if the pool is "pretty Dirty" it would be best to avoid the possibility of acquiring an infection. ...Read more
The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?
All Depends-Relative: No way to answer remotely. Likely most of what you see in the water, especially sediment once water has evaporated, is caco3, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calcium_carbonate (dissolved limestone), not chlorine, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/water_chlorination ; other minerals/solutes. Low dose cl to kill bacteria is typically healthier than not, but h2o analysis required to better know. ...Read more
What will happen to my girlfreind if we had sex in a pool and under water? The pool did have chlorine.
After my wife gets out of the shower , she itches all over, she thinks its the chlorine in the water, is it?
Iodine depletion: When there is insufficient iodine body uses chlorine, bromide and floride to make thyroid hormone that is inefficient - indirectly causing dry skin and itching - use iodine, Niacin and trptophan to reset this - you can use xenostat from qnlabs which while providing iodine also cleans this chemical and use neuro htp from biotics that had both Niacin and trptophan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is staying in indoor water theme park for 3 to 4 hours that has very strong chlorine smell dangerous for kids age 3 & 4?
Chlorine : It can be dangerous if too high of levels. Trust your instinct and find someone in charge to check levels ...Read more
I just went swimming in lightly chlorined water and showered day after. I have a rash on my innerarm. What is it?
Not from tap water: Many things are possible in life. The chances of catching brain-eating amoeba from tap water in the U.S. is so unlikely that the answer is "no". If the water's chlorination or disinfection became inadequate, it's possible that Naegleria could survive in that water. The level of chlorination should remain high enough all the way to one's tap, as Naegleria cysts are somewhat resistant to chlorine. ...Read more
My brother got chlorine in his eyes but washing it with water isn't helping a lot. What can he do?
Irrigation: Irrigate with bottled water or tap water for 10' and take to a quick care center ASAP to have eyes evaluated and treated. ...Read more
How to take care of skin and hair in cold climate and living in area where water has high amount of chlorine?
Harsh : Chlorine is very hard on the hair and the skin. Try to use conditioner for the hair and good bit d cream or the like for your skin this will help ...Read more
Chlorine gives me headcolds (slightly allergic) ; but i heard swimming and water walking is really good for p.O.Ts patients... Good outweigh the bad ?
????: 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
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