Yeah. It's a lot worse.


The truth behind the red eyes you get after a day of swimming in the pool is urine.

Recently, The National Swimming Pool Foundation, Water Quality and the Health Council hooked up with The Centers for Disease Control to educate us on how to stay healthy when swimming.

One of the items to come from this report is that it's not the chlorine that makes your eyes turn red. In fact, accoding to Michael J. Beach, Ph.D., associate director of the CDC's Healthy Water program:

 "Chlorine binds with all the things it's trying to kill from your bodies, and it forms these chemical irritants. That's what's stinging your eyes. It's the chlorine binding to the urine and the sweat."

Wonderful. I hope this gets to you in time before you begin your summer pool season. it's time to sit the little ones down and lay down the law.

No going No.1 while in the pool. Either that, or load up on the Visine as well as the chlorine.

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