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Find Healither Swimming Pools

Swimming pools full of chlorine and other toxic chemicals can really put a damper on your travels. Chlorinated swimming pools can cause an increased risk of asthma and allergies in kids, respiratory problems, and The Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety notes that chlorine is a severe nose, throat and upper respiratory tract irritant.

healthy swimming pool

The good news is that it’s getting easier to find greener swimming pools to relax in. Healthier Swimming is a world-wide online directory of safer, non-chlorine or low-chlorine pools. These pools are all open to the public and treated with ozone, salt, UV, or other alternatives. Healthier Swimming offers pool searches in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America and South America so for almost all vacations you can look up a healthy swimming pool alternative before you go.

Don’t forget – your green adventures shouldn’t end at home. If you’re considering a pool why not build a natural swimming pool?

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100 Percent Biodegradable Hotel Key Cards

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September 30th, 2009 | Jennifer | Read More | Comments: 0
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