Swimming pools are not the same as the ones pictured, says health experts
Posted On July 18, 2021
Swimming pool paint has been found to cause skin irritation, including irritation to the eyes, lips and cheeks.
But, the same paints used to paint swimming pools can also cause eye and mouth irritation, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
The researchers say there is no known safe exposure to these paint types in children and that they are likely to cause allergic reactions.
The study was funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that swimming pools are a great way to get outside without getting sunburned.
The Association of Swimming Pool Professionals (ASPP) says that these paints can cause eye irritation in children under the age of 6 months.
The association says that if they are used in a pool or other indoor area, they are best avoided in children.
However, they recommend swimming pools as an alternative to other indoor pools, such as the swimming pool at your home.
The ASPP recommends washing and cleaning swimming pools frequently with soap and water and using an eye wash or water softener to rinse away any excess paint.
The association also recommends that all pools be disinfected, and that parents follow the rules and guidelines for cleaning pools.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.