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2009-09-15 12:56:18

Swimming in a chlorinated pool may increase a child's chances of experiencing problems with asthma and allergies, according to a new study. Writing in Monday's issue of the journal Pediatrics, Alfred Bernard, a toxicology professor at Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, and colleagues, noted that children who spend over 1,000 hours in chlorinated pools were eight times more at risk of having asthma than children who spent time in pools which used other chemicals. "This is an important...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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