Friday, June 13, 2008

Pool side pharmacy

Drown the heat, not yourself
Diving into the swimming pool may provide you more than just temporary respite from the summer heat. Although swimming is one of the healthiest exercises you can opt for, it does expose you to many health hazards as well. Diarrhoea is one of the most common illnesses, which spreads by swallowing contaminated water. Eyes, ears, nose and cuts are easy prey for infections. At the same time, if you think you can escape the ultra violet rays by hiding underwater, think again as they can still catch up to you and fry your skin till it turns red with blisters! Accidents happen and in pools, fecal ones too, so expect anything and everything! Considered among the best prevention and cures for asthma, swimming in chlorinated pools is now also another means of acquiring asthma! Go ahead and dive, but don’t say we didn’t warn ya!

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Source : IIPM Editorial, 2008

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