ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)108955
CIS number 08-1313
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de mÚdecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tafrechian S.
Title Asthma due to chloramine among swimming pool personnel
Original title L'asthme aux chloramines chez le personnel des piscines [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2008, Vol.48, No.2, p.105-116. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract This article describes three new cases of respiratory disease due to chloramines among swimming pool personnel in the Paris region. The causes of respiratory diseases among these workers exposed to chloramine emissions by inhalation are reviewed through a literature survey. In France, the occupational nature of these diseases is recognized. Job changes which are often necessary are not easy to implement among these workers, a majority of whom are furthermore young and in good health. Given the need to address various toxicity risk factors, the task of managing and monitoring the quality of swimming-pool water must be left to personnel that are diligent and particularly well trained in chlorination processes. Rules to be followed for limiting chloramine concentration in swimming pools are summarized.
Descriptors (primary) nitrogen chlorides; asthma; inhalation toxicity; risk factors; swimming pools
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; compensation of occupational diseases; case study; France; industrial physicians; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; schedule of occupational diseases; occupational medicine; change of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Entertainment services and sports
Inorganic substances