Chlorine: Killing Pathogens, Not Aquatic Life

That “pool” smell that may trigger fond memories for some while nauseating others isn’t from chlorine. It’s from chloramines, chemicals formed from chlorine reacting with other elements, such as ammonia—a component of sweat and urine. Bad news for avid pool-goers. This brief chemistry lesson came courtesy of Art Spivack, University of Rhode Island oceanography professor, … Continue reading Chlorine: Killing Pathogens, Not Aquatic Life