No diving in the shallow end

Protecting the safety of our children during recreation means considering many different kinds of danger. While disinfection by chlorine in recreational water is mandated in many jurisdictions, it’s use is coming under closer scrutiny in light of the apparent long term health concerns. Read more…

In February 2012, 70 people were admitted to hospital in Williams Lake, British Columbia after chlorine exposure at a public swimming pool.
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Nor should we overlook the environmental damage that chlorine and other harsh chemicals can cause. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, chlorine causes environmental harm at low levels and is especially harmful to organisms living in water and in soil.
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