Study: Asthma linked to indoor pools

July 2007
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jul2007, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p11
The article reports on the result of the study conducted by the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium which found that asthma is associated with indoor swimming. It show that risk of asthma is significantly higher for those who swam indoors as infants. According to the researchers, the data suggests that infant swimming practice in chlorinated indoor swimming pools is associated with airway changes that make children susceptible to the development of asthma and recurrent bronchitis.


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