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Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

11 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs.
“The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used as a disinfecting agent,” says pulmonologist Rachel Taliercio, DO. “While it's important to keep harmful bacteria under control, it can be potentially irritating.”
Swimming in indoor pools can expose you to higher levels of chlorine in the air and increase your risk for lung-related problems, but the...
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