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Document ID (ISN)100954
CIS number 02-1854
Year 2000
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5007
Author(s) HÚry M., Dornier G.
Title Chloramines in swimming pools and in the food industry
Original title Chloramines dans les piscines et l'agroalimentaire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Sep. 2000. 4p. Illus. 7 ref. Can also be found on the site:
Abstract Thanks to its outstanding bactericidal properties, its low cost and the ease of use of some if its compounds, chlorine is widely used as a disinfectant. In recent years, a large number of questions were addressed to the French National research and safety institute for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases (INRS) by workers engaged in activities using chlorine, in particular in swimming pools and in the food industry. This information sheet was prepared in order to provide answers to the concerns of workers exposed to chlorine and who are often subject to eye or respiratory irritation. Contents: chlorine chemistry and the formation of chloramines, substances which the primary irritants; determination of chloramines in swimming pools and in the food industry; current activities of INRS and its collaborating organizations; protective measures that need to be implemented in swimming pools and in the food industry.
Descriptors (primary) chlorine; irritants; France; food industry; disinfectants; swimming pools; chloramine-T
Descriptors (secondary) javel water; public OSH institutions; data sheet; washing; sampling and analysis; chemical reactions
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Food industry
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Entertainment services and sports