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Heads up all would-be pool-urinators: Science has a darn good reason why this summer you shouldn’t sneakily pee while you swim. Sure, it is inconvenient to get out, dry off and use a restroom, but that’s actually loads better when you learn more about the alternative.
According to Ernest Blatchley, a chemist at Purdue University, when uric acid, which is found in human urine, mixes with chlorine it produces cyanogen chloride and trichloramine. These two chemicals can cause bodily damage if they are inhaled in large doses. Professor Blatchley along with his colleagues published this research in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The amount of cyanogen chloride and trichloramine produced by the average amount of pee released by humans is smaller than that known to cause serious physical harm. However, peeing in the pool can — especially in indoor pools — cause irritation of the respiratory system, skin and eyes.
The American Chemical Society created the below “Breakthrough Science” video to explain.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.