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Cancer

14 September 2010

Pool chlorine may cause cancer

Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers have said.

Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers have said.

Researchers from the Barcelona-based Centre of Research in Environmental Epidemiology (Creal) and Research Institute Hospital del Mar studied changes in indicators of mutagenicity – permanent mutation of the DNA - among a group of swimmers in an indoor chlorinated pool.

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