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Originally Posted by captain crunchy
I am not trying to be flip, but is your daughter swimming in a chlorinated pool for the meets? I would think you would be just as if not more worried about her being in all the chemicals that make the pool *clean*. Those absorb into the skin -- not to mention if she opens her mouth in the water or doesn't wear goggles and opens her eyes.
Originally Posted by Spastica
Chlorine in a gaseous form is harmful when inhaled. The chlorine in pools (chlorinated products in water) serves as an antibacterial agent and is not harmful.
People who use laundry bleach and swimming pool chemicals containing chlorine products are usually not exposed to chlorine itself. Chlorine is generally found only in industrial settings.
Chlorine enters the body breathed in with contaminated air or when consumed with contaminated food or water. It does not remain in the body, due to its reactivity.
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