Study Finds New Way To Test For Urine In Pools

In Canada, a recent study uses artificial sweeteners to detect urine in public pools, which can pose hazards to swimmers’ health. Chemists from the University of Alberta discovered that all 31 of the public pools and hot tubs they tested contained urine. Researchers say that although sterile, urine reacts with pool disinfectants, mostly chlorine, to form dangerous byproducts including trichloramine, which can irritate eyes.

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