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aquawalker
January 3rd, 2006, 11:26 PM
It is known that chlorine is toxic. However, there seems to be not much research done on the correlation between swimming and cancer.

Anyone has any thoughts about it?

old dog
January 4th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Hi,
There have been tons of previous posts on this subject
over the years. If you use the search feature here, you can
view the responses. Good luck.

Sabretooth Tiger
January 4th, 2006, 07:18 PM
Thoughts?

Caution: No one gets out of this alive. If you swim outdoors and not in the pre-dawn or post-dusk hours, use a waterproof SPF 30+ sunscreen or wear a UV rated rash-guard as the sun is a much more dangerous object than chlorine. If you're worried about chlorine exposure don't swim . . . if you look for trouble, you can always find it.

go have a beer and watch the rose bowl

:D

F'ueco
January 5th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Done and Done!

Way to go 'Horns!

kernow
January 7th, 2006, 10:19 AM
This should cheer you up *sigh*

http://swimming.about.com/od/allergyandasthma/a/cl_pool_problem_2.htm

And this bibliography should satisfy the medical academics among us:

http://www.peroxysan.com/References/Chlorination_ref.htm

In all seriousness, life is full of risks. Tragically, a cyclist was mowed down outside my apartment complex this AM; I'm fairly sure that I'm developing arthritis in my hips from running, and there's a chance that I could get killed driving to practice. You get the idea.

I'm thinking of going back to swimming, but this whole cancer thing has freaked me out. :(

Any doctors in the house?

geochuck
January 7th, 2006, 11:48 AM
I swim out doors never use any sunblock have a great tan after swimming and sunning.

Sabretooth Tiger
January 8th, 2006, 09:55 PM
I love a good tan derived from outdoor aquatic sports . . . but since I want to stick around for my six-year old, I get my pre-cancer lesions screened and removed every 3 months and use waterproof SPF 30+ now . . . after spending my youth applying baby oil while lifeguarding on my nordic body, I now have to be careful for the sake of my family.

A.K.
January 8th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by kernow
This should cheer you up *sigh*

http://swimming.about.com/od/allergyandasthma/a/cl_pool_problem_2.htm

And this bibliography should satisfy the medical academics among us:

http://www.peroxysan.com/References/Chlorination_ref.htm

In all seriousness, life is full of risks. Tragically, a cyclist was mowed down outside my apartment complex this AM; I'm fairly sure that I'm developing arthritis in my hips from running, and there's a chance that I could get killed driving to practice. You get the idea.

I'm thinking of going back to swimming, but this whole cancer thing has freaked me out. :(

Any doctors in the house?


'kernow'
Dude or Dudette.. bummer All those years of swimming. not to mention when we played in Florida as kids behind the Mosquito foggers that used DDT... now I have to worry about the years of chlorine and swimming thru chlorine shocked pools? .... what the hell.....live hard die free...I love the smell of chlorine in the morning.. see you at practice! :cool:

aquawalker
January 10th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I will just cut down number of sessions per week, and finish the sets as quick as possible and get the hell out of the soup. What else can you do.