|Document ID (ISN)||103619|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Thoumelin P., Monin E., Armandet D., Julien M.J., Massart B., Vasseur C., Pillon A.M., Zilliox M., Balducci F., Bergeret A.
||Irritant respiratory problems among swimming pool attendants
||Troubles d'irritation respiratoire chez les travailleurs des piscines [in French]|
||1st Quarter 2005, No.101, p.43-64. Illus. 50 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TF%20138/$File/TF138.pdf [in French]
||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.
||irritants; France; nitrogen chlorides; swimming pools; respiratory diseases; personal hygiene; symptoms
||nitrogen trichloride; chlorine; industrial physicians; statistical evaluation; determination in air; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Entertainment services and sports