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Document ID (ISN)103619
CIS number 04-624
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DMT101TF138
Author(s) Thoumelin P., Monin E., Armandet D., Julien M.J., Massart B., Vasseur C., Pillon A.M., Zilliox M., Balducci F., Bergeret A.
Title Irritant respiratory problems among swimming pool attendants
Original title Troubles d'irritation respiratoire chez les travailleurs des piscines [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2005, No.101, p.43-64. Illus. 50 ref.
Internet access http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TF%20138/$File/TF138.pdf [in French]
Abstract A survey of attendants in 59 swimming pools in the Rhône-Alpes region was carried out. Respiratory problems reported by the attendants were compared with data concerning their activity, their conditions of work, the characteristics of the equipment and levels of nitrogen trichloride measured in poolside ambient air. A campaign launched by an urban community for improving hygiene in swimming pools is also described. The campaign resulted in substantial reductions in chloramine levels in air and water, known to be responsible for ocular and respiratory airway irritation of swimming pool attendants.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; France; nitrogen chlorides; swimming pools; respiratory diseases; personal hygiene; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) nitrogen trichloride; chlorine; industrial physicians; statistical evaluation; determination in air; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Entertainment services and sports