Dos and don’ts of swimming for children

Sports swimming pool can harm public health, the environment and the health of children


Seven in the morning: babies from birth to about one year of age have the ability to swim inherent in water. 9 months this ability due to the presence of water in the environment of the womb is created. After a while, when the baby arrives early stage, this ability disappears, he must learn the techniques of swimming in the swimming pool.Children up to the age of four swimming sessions are prepared and the possibility of drowning when they learn to swim there.

Although the public swimming pool and sports health but can cause damage to healthy children. Belgian scientists have recently announced that some lung diseases in children as a result of an increase in chlorine pools appear and children under the age of four years, with the risk of asthma and chronic bronchitis are facing.


Gas helpful or harmful!

Chlorine is a unique gas that nasty odor and yellowish green color and strong irritant skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tract. In the industry of chlorine to disinfect drinking water and swimming pools, supplying organic and inorganic chlorinated compounds and metal chloride, the production of solvents and insecticides, production of bleaching powder and polymers used in the pulp and paper industries and textile.

Chlorine gas can be easily combined with moisture and the body produces hydrochloric acid. Chlorine causes severe contraction of the muscles of the throat and swelling of the mucosa and therefore a suffocating material as well.Scientists at the University of Louvain in Belgium found that chlorine in pool water can increase the risk of asthma and allergies and swimming in chlorinated pools that are more susceptible to this disease puts children. Children and adolescents who are all swimming in this pool for more than a thousand hours more than eight times as likely to develop asthma than others. Indoor or outdoor swimming pool has no effect on the statistics. But copper-silver disinfect pools that are using are safe.


Harmful reactions

When chlorinated water with urine, sweat or other organic materials swimmer reacts nitrogen trichloride or more Chloramine is released. It is a gaseous substance that easily gets into the lungs. The head of the research team says the increased incidence of allergic diseases with chlorine in the pool water is a significant proportion of nitrogen trichloride in indoor pools is the main cause of the increased prevalence of asthma. He believes that if the amount and the correct procedure for adding chlorine to the pool water must be considered. The danger does not threaten children. Despite the very large chlorine used to disinfect water or space which swimmers permanent indoor pools and asthma are prone to allergies and irritation of the body.

Skin and eye damage

Chlorinated pool water also causes skin and eye damage because chlorine reacts with proteins in human skin cells with no coherence and efficiency of the skin cuticles. For this reason, in contact with chlorine, red, dry, itchy skin Yu In more severe cases in people who are sensitive and dry skin caused. Chlorine can also cause irritation, itching, burning and inflammation of the eyes, which is very common in our country pools. Researchers recommend use of glasses for swimming.

Cancer risk seriously

The most dangerous part of this research has proven that the combination of disinfectants in swimming pool water can sunscreens, urine, hair and sweat swimmer reacts to toxic chemicals production and lead to cancer. They have found that nitrogen sunscreen and body oils react with disinfectants and such materials are potentially mutagenic and genetic damage. Such mutations also cause birth defects, accelerate the aging of skin and respiratory problems are created.

Which way is best?

Showering before entering the pool water and wipe cosmetics and sunscreen from the skin surest way to reduce the impact of chemicals and prevention of these diseases. In the case of copper-silver disinfection procedures also mentioned disinfection method, but studies show that the use of ultraviolet radiation with add chlorine best way to disinfect the pool water.

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