Connection Between Chlorine and Asthma

Is Your Family in Harm’s Way?

Several years ago, at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, Australia, the United States swim team astoundingly announced that more than one-fourth of its members suffered from some degree of asthma. This high rate of asthma symptoms among competitive swimmers inspired several health researchers to find an explanation and cause for the disproportionate number of asthma cases among the swim team members. The studies produced some alarming results.

Although chloramines and Trihalomethanes (THMs) have long been known to be agitators of asthma and its symptoms, studies have now proven that these harmful chemicals may actually cause asthma in previously healthy individuals. >

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