Swimmers In Austria Told To Stop Swallowing Water

 

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Even Animated Figures Enjoy A Dip In The Pool
A budget-conscious council in Austria has requested that swimmers stop swallowing water in a bid to save money. According to a survey carried out by managers at Vienna’s 18 public swimming pools bathers are drinking 5,000 litres of chlorinated pool water a day!
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Disinfectants Used To Purify Water Create Toxic By-Products

Disinfectants Used To Purify Water Create Toxic By-Products

 

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.

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Stale Water Is Downside To Water Conservation And May Offset Benefits

Stale Water Is Downside To Water Conservation And May Offset Benefits 

A study out from the American Chemical Society says you should run your water for a while before using it – which goes against everything people say about wasting water – and they blame all the reduced-flush toilets, low-flow showerheads and other water-saving green technologies that’s making our water “stale” while it sits in our pipes.

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New Chlorine-tolerant Material Could Streamline Desalination Processes

New Chlorine-tolerant Material Could Streamline Desalination Processes 

 

Getting access to drinking water is a daily challenge for more than one billion people in the world. Desalination may help relieve such water-stressed populations by filtering salt from abundant seawater, and there are more than 7,000 desalination plants worldwide, 250 operating in the United States alone. However, the membranes that these plants use to filter out salt tend to break down when exposed to an essential ingredient in the process: chlorine.

 

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