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July 18, 2006

Asthma in Children Linked to Indoor Swimming Pools

A study of 190,000 European teens suggests there may be a link between indoor swimming pools and asthma in children. Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels discovered that asthma rates were higher in countries where there were more indoor swimming pools.

Writing in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, they concluded that the rise of asthma in western Europe could at least be partly due to children being exposed to the byproducts of chlorine in the air and water of indoor pools.

Childhood asthma linked to chemicals in swimming pools

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