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Peeing In The Pool - Is It Safe?
2014-03-27 07:33:16

American Chemical Society Sanitary-minded pool-goers who preach "no peeing in the pool," despite ordinary and Olympic swimmers admitting to the practice, now have scientific evidence to back up their concern. Researchers are reporting that when mixed, urine and chlorine can form substances that can cause potential health problems. Their study appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Jing Li, Ernest Blatchley, III, and colleagues note that adding chlorine to pool...

2013-10-29 23:20:35

Shifts to Atlantium Hydro-Optic™ UV for Virus Disinfection, Less Carcinogenic By-Products California (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Atlantium Technologies Ltd., leader in UV water treatment for municipal and other large-scale applications, announced today that the Town of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, has chosen their innovative Hydro-Optic™ ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection system to disinfect for viruses instead of just using conventional chlorine - a historic first for a major...

2013-07-10 16:25:04

Experts Debunk Top Swimming Pool Myths WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't pee in the pool or the water will change color and everyone will know. Parents have long used the story of a chemical that changes color in the presence of urine to keep their children from peeing in the pool. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130607/FL28465LOGO ) In reality, no such chemical is used, but a new Mason-Dixon survey found that 52 percent of people believe there is a...

2013-05-31 23:15:46

The UN's World Environment Day is June 5 so there's no better time to get informed about pollutants in your water. Aquasana, the makers of best-in-class water filtration systems, recommends what to look for and how to have the healthiest water possible. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Do you know what´s in your water? Do a little digging and it´s likely you´ll be disturbed when you discover the whole story. According to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) study of the...

2013-05-28 12:22:50

A consortium of visionaries wants to keep pools open and safer. Funding more research and a workshop to change attitudes regarding peeing in pools is planned for 2013 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation(®) (NSPF(®)) Board of Directors announced it is funding the third year of a grant supporting the goal of reducing disinfection-by-product (DBP) formation. The $75,000 grant for 2013, awarded to Purdue University...

2013-03-02 08:20:10

The Home Water Filtration Company Releases Two New Chloramine-Reducing Products AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquasana will make a splash at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago March 2-5 with the introduction of two groundbreaking filtration products. Both represent industry leadership for chloramine contamination reduction. Aquasana is the first consumer water filtration brand to alert consumers about the need to protect themselves from the harmful...

2013-01-22 08:29:32

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquasana, America's leading manufacturer of top-rated home water filtration systems introduces innovative new products at the annual International Builders' Show (IBS). Organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS is the country's largest light construction building industry tradeshow. The event kicks off the year by showcasing the market's hottest trends from top industry leaders. As a trusted brand within the water...

2009-06-17 07:25:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to make waves this summer by transforming your pool into a lean, green, energy-saving machine? According to Randy Mendioroz, principal of Aquatic Design Group (ADG), annual operating costs for an outdoor pool can cost thousands with natural gas (71% of total cost), electricity (14%), pool chemicals (10%), and water (5%). Following are four ways to "green up" pool operations from ADG, a nationally renowned pool and aquatic design and...

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2009-04-01 08:31:39

Although perhaps the greatest public health achievement of the 20th century was the disinfection of water, a recent study now shows that the chemicals used to purify the water we drink and use in swimming pools react with organic material in the water yielding toxic consequences. University of Illinois geneticist Michael Plewa said that disinfection by-products (DBPs) in water are the unintended consequence of water purification. "The reason that you and I can go to a drinking fountain and...

2008-12-10 16:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Court upheld an Environmental Hearing Board decision today on an appeal that paves the way for Pennsylvania American Water Co. to use chloramines as a drinking water disinfectant and affirms that the Department of Environmental Protection provided sufficient notice to the public on the matter. "DEP provided six different public notices within about two years regarding Pennsylvania American Water's plans to use chloramines as a...