Swimming in chlorinated water may cause bladder cancer

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A new study by Spanish researchers has warned that swimming for long hours in chlorinated water could increase the risk of developing bladder cancer. According to the study, regular swimmers are at increase risk of absorbing cancer-causing chemicals called trihalomethanes (THMs) through the skin. The risk is small, but significant enough for the researchers to conclude that regular swimming and baths in chlorinated water eliminated the benefits of drinking bottled water rather than (I guess chlorinated) tap water. Read themedguru.com and indianexpress.com.

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