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What Is Swimming Pool Poisoning?

Swimming pool poisoning is an intoxication that occurs due to the chemicals used to clean pools such as chlorine. Chlorine-based pool cleaners can cause intoxication when swallowed, touched, or inhaled. The most common symptoms of swimming pool intoxication are skin burns and irritations or throat and eye irritation.


Swimming pool poisoning is quite a common intoxication in Miami, Florida and it can occur because of mixing incompatible bleach products (for example bleach and ammonia), chlorine tablets, lack of appropriate protection or equipment failure.

The most common swimming pool poisoning symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in the stool
  • Burning in the throat or esophagus
  • Coughing
  • Dyspnea
  • Eyes and skin injuries
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Throat swelling
  • Upper respiratory irritation
  • Vomiting (sometimes blood)

In case you or a family member experience these symptoms, you should seek immediate medical help. If the chemical substance is on the skin or in the eyes, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If the toxic substance is swallowed and the patient's state still allows swallowing, give him/her water or milk. If the toxic substance was inhaled, move the victim to fresh air.

If swimming pool disinfectants and other chemicals have injured you, you may be legally entitled to damages for your personal injury. Call us today for a FREE and confidential case evaluation. If you or a loved one have suffered a swimming pool-related injury, contact the Miami-based The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary as soon as possible.

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