Pee In The Pool?

Lindsay Blackstock of the University of Alberta, Edmonton says, “Our study provides additional evidence that people are indeed urinating in public pools and hot tubs.”

The scientists tracked levels of an artificial sweetener, acesulfame potassium (ACE) found in processed foods.

Two Olympic sized public pools were tested over a three-week period.   Nearly 20 gallons of pee was detected in one of the pools and about 10 gallons of the yellow stuff was found in the other...

But the really nasty news was in hot tubs.  About three times the concentration of the pool pollution was found.

Olympic legend Michael Phelps says, “I think everybody pees in the pool, chlorine kills it, so it’s not bad.”  Ah, not so fast there pee-boy Mikee...

Compounds in urine, including urea, ammonia, and creatinine react with chlorine to form DBPs.  Long-term exposure has been linked to asthma in pro swimmers and pool workers.

So why pee and not poop think no one knows, right