Swimming in Chlorine

Sunday, July 20, 2014
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I am a swimmer and have been swimming at the Santa Barbara YMCA for over 10 years. Over this time, I have had bronchial irritation now and then that I assumed was due to an allergic reaction to airborne irritants. Little did I know that the aggravation was the result of repeated exposure to the chlorine and chloramines hovering in an envelope above the pool water!

The tragedy is that many people don’t realize how harmful this is. With some basic research and confirmation by health practitioners, it is unsettling that my problem could have been caused by my health club.

I am concerned about all the pools in our town that still use chlorine. After all, there are alternatives. Over the past 20 years, many pools around the country have ceased using the toxic combo of chlorine/chloramines for purification. Why not here in Santa Barbara?

If you’re a swimmer and have skin irritation, acute or chronic respiratory problems, or headaches, the cause might be the chorine. Check it out.


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The 'nanny' state does not exist. FDA is a scam. The government is a fraud. The grocery store is full of toxins, carcinogens, neurotoxins in your shampoo, sunscreen, deodorant, food. Go swim in the pool at your 'health' club, or run around the track right next to the street. Ride your bike next to cars (safe?) and breath the exhaust. Ahhh, doesn't it feel great to exercise your freedom? (and they're free to kill you slowly while they drain your bank acct.)

spacey (anonymous profile)
July 20, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If they don't use chlorine then they get sued of someone gets sick.

It's a no win situation.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 21, 2014 at 1:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

By the way, this is Thaddeus Longhorn Jr., one of our pod, and this is what happened to him after swimming in a chlorinated pool;

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 21, 2014 at 1:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There is always the beach Ann.
The water is very nice this time of year.

sslocal (anonymous profile)
July 21, 2014 at 1:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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