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Prestigious Hamptons lake poisoned by wealthy residents' lawn maintenance pesticides; swimming, fishing and boating now prohibited

7/26/2016 - Most of us imagine billionaires living in beautiful neighborhoods surrounded by idyllic lakes and lush greenery. However, it is precisely those beautiful green lawns that are making the lake in one upscale New York neighborhood far from inviting. In fact, local officials closed the 190-acre Georgica...

What's really in the water at the community swimming pool? Microbes from inside the rectums of other swimmers!

2/26/2016 - Summertime isn't a stroll through the park for everyone. Especially if you live in a hot region like Hawaii, Florida or Texas, a swimming pool becomes a gift from heaven when the temperature gets to 80 degrees plus. A refreshing way to keep cool on a hot day, swimming also provides the opportunity for...

Natural pools without chlorine coming to America

8/26/2015 - The nation's first all-natural, chlorine-free public swimming pool filtered by rocks, plants and other natural features recently opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to America's number-one parks and recreation system, as rated by the Trust for Public Land for the third year in a row. Following...

Urine is why swimming pools make people's eyes red... and it could also be damaging your heart and nerves

7/3/2015 - It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It turns out they're also an indication of whether or not that public pool you've been swimming in is filled with urine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mounting evidence shows that contrary to popular...

Drugs and chemicals are polluting swimming pools, endangering health, researchers warn

2/2/2015 - Soaking up the summer sun while splashing around in the pool is probably the last thing on your mind, or is it? It being the dead of winter may have you dreaming about warm, sunny days complete with family and friends hanging out poolside, maybe even grilling some grass-fed burgers. If you own a...

Are your children swimming in feces? If you're taking them to public pools, the answer is yes

5/22/2013 - Summer is coming. The weather is finally starting to warm up after a long, cold, gray winter. As temperatures rise, kids and parents will begin to look for ways to stay cool, and one of the most favorite pastimes is taking a dip in the local public pool. There's only one problem: According to new...

CDC reports that 1 in 12 public pools are contaminated with parasites

7/18/2012 - A July 9, 2012 news article published in the New York Daily News stated that a public swimming pool in Brooklyn had to be shut down when it became contaminated with fecal material. Park officials believed the incident was caused by a dirty diaper. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes...

Indoor chlorinated swimming pools may damage future fertility of children

10/18/2011 - Recently published research conducted at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium has shown that exposure to toxins during childhood can have a profound effect on hormone levels later in life. Alfred Bernard and his colleagues recently published a study in the International Journal of...

Swimming in chlorinated pools increases your risk of cancer

12/5/2010 - Going for a swim may increase your risk of cancer if you use a chlorinated pool, according to a series of studies conducted by researchers from the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, Spain, and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. "Parents send...

Swimming pool chemicals linked to cancer, lung disease

10/15/2010 - Frequent use of swimming pools, especially indoor ones, can lead to long-term health problems, say three new studies published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. According to the reports, chemical disinfection byproducts that form in pools -- and in the air surrounding them -- can potentially...

Chlorinated Indoor Swimming Pools are Hazardous to Your Health

9/29/2010 - While indoor swimming is an increasingly popular activity, not many people are aware of the health hazards associated with exposure to pool chemicals and chemical by-products. A recent study published September 2010 in Environmental Health Perspectives examined 49 non-smokers both before and after 40...

Chlorine Chemicals in Swimming Pool Send Children to the Hospital

7/31/2008 - More than 20 people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to dangerously high levels of chlorine at a Chicago-area swimming pool. Roughly 200 people were at the New Mayan Adventure water park in the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elmhurst on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including dozens of...

Number of Indoor Swimming Pools Per Capita Linked to Rise in Childhood Asthma Across Europe (press release)

9/19/2006 - The prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rises around 2 to 3 per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The researchers analysed the rates of wheezing, asthma, hay...

Swimming pool chemicals promote asthma in children

7/18/2006 - Researchers in Europe have found that childhood asthma could be associated with exposure to chemicals in swimming pools. Researchers from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels studied nearly 190,000 teenagers from 21 European countries, analyzing rates of asthma, hay fever, wheezing and...

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