Swimming Pool Chemicals Cancer

swimming pool chemicals cancer
Is it true that phenol red can cause you to get cancer if it comes to contact w/ your skin?

A few weeks ago, my dad was testing the chemical balance in our swimming pool or something & after he was done, he just threw the COC stuff & the phenol red right in the pool. And last summer, my summer school teacher for Science class had us do a lab using phenol red & some other stuff & he specifically warned us to not let the phenol red touch our skin because it’s linked to cancer & if it did touch our skin, to wash it off thoroughly right away. So if my family & I or anyone else swims in our pool now, could we get cancer because there’s a little bit of phenol red in the water?

No! Phenol red is an indicator of PH.
It could irritate the skin but that’s highly unlikely.

Potential Health Effects

May cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing and shortness of breath.
Large oral doses may cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Ingestion effects have not been studied completely but may exhibit symptoms similar to phenolphthalein such as fall of blood pressure or an itching skin rash. May be a strong laxative.
Skin Contact:
May cause irritation with redness and pain.
Eye Contact:
May cause irritation, redness and pain.
Chronic Exposure:
No information found.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.

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