The Real Reason Your Eyes Go Red After Swimming Isn’t Chlorine

8113857_G(Telegraph) The real reason your eyes go red after swimming isn’t chlorine, but urine

Think your red eyes at the pool are caused by chlorine? Think again

Bloodshot eyes after swimming is not as a result of chlorine but in fact caused by urine contained in the pool, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed.

Contaminants in the pool, including urine and sweat, bind to the chlorine in the water creating a chemical compound which in turn causes eyes to sting.

The problem may be worse in indoor swimming pools where there is a poor air turnover, resulting in these contaminants accumulating in the air.

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