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Document ID (ISN)109793
CIS number 09-894
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Caro J., Serrano A., Gallego M.
Title Methods for evaluating the emerging hazards related to the use of trihalomethanes in indoor swimming pools
Original title Metodologías de evaluación de riesgos emergentes originados por trihalometanos en piscinas cubiertas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, No.51, p.26-34. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Disinfectants used for treating swimming pool water decompose into degradation products, mainly into toxic trihalomethanes (THMs). In this study, the exposure to THMs among staff and users of indoor pools was evaluated by measuring concentrations of chloroform and bromodichloromethane in ambient air, in lung cavities of staff as well as in lung cavities of swimmers, before entering the pool and after an hour spent in the pool. Results show toxic chloroform concentrations in lung cavities. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) disinfectants; determination in exhaled air; determination in air; swimming pools
Descriptors (secondary) bromodichloromethane; description of technique; exposure evaluation; chloroform
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports