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Why Peeing in the Pool Could Be Dangerous | Disinfection By-Products

It’s kind of a pain to get out of the pool just to use the bathroom, plus chlorine is a disinfectant so it is fine to pee in the pool, right? Well, it turns out that might give you some health issues.

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Sources:
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/03/chemists-decree-dont-pee-in-the-pool/359659/
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es405402r
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Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Uric_acid#/media/File:Uric_acid3D.png
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Urea_3D_spacefill.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Purine#/media/File:Purine_structure.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen_trichloride#/media/File:NCl3_dimensions.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanogen_chloride#/media/File:Cyanogen-chloride.png

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