The US is the first country in the world to allow chlorine washing machines for swimming pools and public beaches.
The US also joins other developed nations in banning the use of chlorine in municipal swimming pools.
But chlorine-containing household cleaning products like shampoo, soap, detergent and lotion are still widely used.
And many consumers, even those who have been using chlorine-free water, are still worried about contamination, according to the American Chemical Society.
Some people, like Diane Lips, who has been swimming in pools for almost 30 years, don’t like the taste of chlorine-contaminated water.
She thinks it could be a factor in her cancer risk.
But there is no scientific evidence to back up that.
Lips has used the chlorine-safe chlorine to wash her own clothes, but says it can be difficult to get the chlorine out of the clothes.
The US and other developed countries also allow chlorine in swimming pools but use a different chlorine-based cleaning solution, called “brominated” chlorine.
The US, which has had a ban on chlorine use in public swimming pools for a decade, has been making its own chlorine-filled water for decades.
The American Chemical Association recommends that people who use household cleaning agents, such as shampoo, hand lotion and toothpaste, wash them in a chlorine-cleaning solution, according the organization’s website.
But that is only available in the US.
“If you use chlorine, you’re going to get it all over your hands and you’re probably going to start getting it on your clothing,” said Lips.
Some Americans have even developed chlorine allergies.
That’s a problem, says Lips because chlorine is known to irritate the lining of the nose, which can lead to allergies.
The FDA also says people should wash their clothes in a safe, nonchlorine solution.
“It is important to note that not all household cleaners are suitable for use in pools, but the majority of household cleaners can be used safely in pools,” the FDA said in a statement.
“In the past, consumers have been urged to wash their clothing in detergent, so they may be exposed to chlorine in the pool.”
But the FDA also warns that pool-washing soap and hand soap are not safe for swimming.
“The chemical content of these products is often high, causing skin irritation, so it is important for consumers to use these products in a chemical-free manner,” the agency said.
And the US is not the only country that has banned chlorine in public pools.
The European Union also has a ban.
Swimming pools are not the first water source in the U.S. to be subject to the government’s chlorine ban.
A ban on water used in swimming pool pools has been in place since 2006, but it’s not clear how much time it has taken to pass through the legislative process.
In the US, some localities have already started enforcing chlorine bans.
A number of localities are starting to require chlorine in water, such in the Philadelphia area, according WTOP.
The state of Colorado, meanwhile, is considering whether to ban chlorine.
In a statement, state Sen. Chris Larson said he has asked the state’s Environmental Protection Agency to study whether the use in water is safe.
“I have also sent a letter to the EPA seeking further information on this issue, and am hopeful that this information will help guide the agency’s actions,” he said.
Larson said he believes chlorine is safe for public swimming.
The EPA is currently considering whether or not to require that water in the Colorado aquifer be used in the state, which will require the approval of a statewide ban on chlorination in public drinking water.