|Document ID (ISN)||109793|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Caro J., Serrano A., Gallego M.
||Methods for evaluating the emerging hazards related to the use of trihalomethanes in indoor swimming pools
||Metodologías de evaluación de riesgos emergentes originados por trihalometanos en piscinas cubiertas [in Spanish]|
||Mar. 2009, No.51, p.26-34. Illus. 20 ref.
||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.
||disinfectants; determination in exhaled air; determination in air; swimming pools
||bromodichloromethane; description of technique; exposure evaluation; chloroform
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Entertainment services and sports