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Peters, M.C.F.M. (author), Keuten, M.G.A. (author), de Kreuk, M.K. (author), Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author), Medema, G. (author)
Aims Most swimming pools use residual disinfectants like chlorine for disinfection. The use of chlorine has several drawbacks: some waterborne-pathogens are chlorine resistant and disinfection by-products (DBPs) may be formed which are associated with various health risks. Therefore, an alternative treatment was developed which consists of...
abstract 2017
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Keuten, M.G.A. (author), Peters, M.C.F.M. (author), van Dijk, J.C. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author)
Swimming pools are traditionally disinfected with a residual disinfectant such as sodium hypochlorite. Nowadays, swimming water without a residual disinfectant is increasingly popular, as can be seen by the growing number of (natural) swimming ponds (Weilandt 2015), but health risks for bathers do raise concerns for these type of pools, so some...
abstract 2017
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Ribbers, J. (author), Keuten, M.G.A. (author), van Rompay, T. (author)
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The basis of this study lies in hygiene of swimming pools, where it is argued that taking a pre-swim shower would lead to a decrease in release of pollutants in the swimming pool, which in the end would lead to the decrease of health issues as red eyes and asthma. However, previous research has shown that not even half of the swimming...
abstract 2017
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Stronks, I. (author), Keuten, M.G.A. (author)
Previous studies on contamination of swimming pool water showed that the hygienic behaviour of swimmers is the most important factor. The suggested hygienic behaviour is; having a pre-swim shower and using the toilet when nature calls. Knowing the importance of hygienic behaviour is one thing, knowing how to change hygienic behaviour is...
abstract 2016
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