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Chlorine Exposure

Exposure to dangerous substances such as chlorine is most often associated with industrial accidents. However, chlorine is also used in a number of other situations, such as a purifying or sanitizing agent in a swimming pool. Unfortunately, any leaks or even the simple overuse of this material can prove dangerous to people nearby.

If you have been harmed by excess amount of chlorine used in a pool, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with any medical bills and recovery costs. To learn more about your legal options, contact Jacksonville premises liability attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today.

The Hazards of Chlorine

Chlorine, in several forms, can become a serious health concern if it is highly concentrated. This concern is particularly valid for chlorine gas, as the gas will turn water into acid when at a high enough concentration. This can damage the respiratory system of affected individuals. As a result, the victim can sustain bodily damages that require immediate medical treatment.

The following other problems may be caused by chlorine exposure:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Lung tissue damage
  • Vomiting
  • Eye irritation

In high enough concentrations, chlorine can cause sufficient damage to kill the individual.

Chlorine in Pools

Pool owners and operators often store chlorine in its solid form before dissolving it into the pool. Unfortunately, high levels of chlorine in the pool can cause eye and skin irritation. Also, the gas that can form by dissolving chlorine into water can cause respiratory damage.

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Chlorine is a powerful chemical that must be handled with care to protect people from overexposure. If you have suffered because of a pool manager’s mistakes, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. For more information, contact Jacksonville swimming pool accident lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., today by calling 904-296-1088.

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