I never thought it was THAT big of a deal to pee in the pool. Not that I ever did it!
But a new study finds that peeing in the pool IS a big deal if the pool uses chlorine and other chemicals. Apparently the uric acid in urine mixes with chlorine to make a two new chemicals: cyanogen chloride and thrichloramine.
And guess what? Those two chemicals are bad for your heart, lungs, and central nervous system.
So I have two words of advice to anyone who’s reading this while swimming: HOLD IT!