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There are Two Types of Divers: Those who pee in their suits and those who tell lies about it, hence the common aura encountered on dive decks. Regardless of your standing, if you're one who likes to jump in the resort swimming pool in your wetsuit after a dive, you may wish to know that a research team testing 31 pools and hot tubs in Canada found evidence of urine in every single one of them. Environmental Science and Technology Letters reports that they found an average of eight gallons of urine in a typical 110,000-gallon pool. As for hot tubs -- you don't want to know. While urine may not be harmful, it can react with chlorine to create by-products known as DBPs that can lead to eye and respiratory irritation....


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