Printer Friendly

Pools link to asthma.

CHLORINATED swimming pools may be partly to blame for the current epidemic of childhood asthma, research suggests.

A study of 21 European countries found a close association between access to indoor swimming pools and respiratory problems in children.

Prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rose by around two to three per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 people.

The findings of the team from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, support the theory that chlorine in the water and air at indoor swimming pools can trigger asthma.

An Asthma UK spokeswoman said: "Further research is needed to understand this association."
COPYRIGHT 2006 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 18, 2006
Words:104
Previous Article:Space shuttle home.
Next Article:ANGLER DROWNS IN FRONT OF HIS FAMILY; Flooded waders drag dad under.
Topics:


Related Articles
Indoor swimming pool link to asthma.
Swimming in allergens? Pool use and asthma.
Chlorinated pool attendance, atopy, and the risk of asthma during childhood.
Cockroaches, mice increase kids' asthma, allergies risk.
Cleaning homes could be harmful for asthmatic women.
Fast-food diet negates breastfeeding benefits in preventing asthma.
Pollution-related asthma may be contracted in the womb.
Why babies born in winter are prone to asthma.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters