The real reason your eyes turn red after swimming all day. https://t.co/urXwJ770T4
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) July 5, 2017
Do you think your eyes turn red after swimming because of irritating chlorine? Wrong. Experts say it’s actually urine and sweat that are the culprits. They bind to chlorine and create chemical irritants.
This chemical concoction can burn your eyes, or at an indoor pool, irritate your lungs and make you to cough. While it’s unpleasant, the fact is that the chlorine is doing its job, fighting off bacterial growth.
When bacteria goes unchecked, whether in swimming pools, water parks or lakes, it can cause recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and skin infections.