|Document ID (ISN)||101609|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Badinier-Paganon I., Deschamps F.
||Exposure of swimming-pool lifeguards to chlorinated compounds
||Exposition des maîtres nageurs aux dérivés chlorés [in French]|
||Oct. 2001, Vol.62, No.6, p.477-481. 16 ref.
||03-0793.pdf [in French]
||Disinfection of swimming pool water is carried out using chlorinated agents that react with nitrogen-containing human residues. This results in the formation of chloramines, which include nitrogen trichloride (chloramine-T). These compounds may be responsible for chronic symptoms such as eye, rhinopharyngeal and bronchial irritations with a dose-effect relationship. However, cases of chronic bronchitis or asthma are not frequent. Chloramine-T solutions used in the disinfection of walls, floors and sanitary facilities may induce sensitizations confirmed with specific IgE detection. Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome may occur with massive accidental exposure to chlorinated compounds. Primary prevention consists in gas extraction systems to maintain atmospheric concentrations of chlorinated agents at acceptable levels.
||occupational hygiene; irritants; chlorine and compounds; swimming pools; sensitizers
||immunoglobulins; chloramine-T; symptoms; gas freeing; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; disinfectants
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Entertainment services and sports