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    Cyanogen chloride

    Anyone care to elaborate on this story: http://www.ozy.com/acumen/the-truth-...htmlws-main-nb
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    Re: Cyanogen chloride

    Someone more knowable will be along shortly, however if the chlorine in your pool reacts with the uric acid your pool will run out of chlorine to long before the Cyanogen Chloride reached harmful levels. In short your pool would have to be about 1/3 chlorine 2/3 water to create a deadly level of Cyanogen Chloride out of uric acid. And even that assumes no UV or outgassing. So peeing in the pool may deplete the chlorine much more quickly but it won't create a harmful level of this gas.
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    Re: Cyanogen chloride

    Ugh, I really wish the CDC and WHO would issue a clarification of this - the studies being talked about in media outlets lately is solely based on COMMERCIAL/PUBLIC pools. It has NOTHING to do with residential pools except in the oblique manner that a pool of water that is not properly cared for can contain harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs)....which is nothing more than a giant DUH!!!

    DBP's are always a concern in public pools because the primary use of FC in that context is bather waste oxidation and control of pathogen transmission. Because the bather loads are very high in public pools, as well as the levels of bather waste including urine, there are going to be much higher levels dangerous DBPs in the water. This is why well controlled public facilities use secondary oxidation sources (UV, Ozone, peroxide, etc) as well as active filtration media (activated charcoal) to help keep DBPs to a minimum.

    The fact that the reporter in this instance chose cyanogen chloride to focus on and breathlessly describes it as a compound often associated with chemical weapons just shows how the media is more interested in moronic click-bait than in reporting facts properly.

    Just ignore it, it has no bearing on the methodologies we teach here.
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    Re: Cyanogen chloride

    Yea I figured something along those lines.
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