Thursday, April 02, 2009

Disinfectants Turn Swimming Pools Into Toxic Brews

Disinfectants Turn Swimming Pools Into Toxic Brews: "URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, March 31, 2009 (ENS) - The chemicals used to disinfect drinking water and swimming pool water react with organic material in the water with toxic consequences, a new study has shown.
The process of disinfecting water with chlorine and chloramines and other types of disinfectants generates a class of compounds in the water called disinfection by-products."

1 comment:

michael.krauklis said...

What about the chlorine we consume via tap water? It this following the same process on a smaller scale inside our bodies?