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Old 10-19-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Dormont
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I have a friend who is about to undergo six weeks of radiation treatment. He is an avid swimmer, but his doctor recommended that he not swim during treatments, as the chlorine would further irritate his skin.

Does anyone know of any health clubs (the closer to Chelsea the better) that have pools treated with bromine or other chlorine-free products?

I know it's a longshot, but I figured it never hurts to ask. Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: BK All Day
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I have a friend who is about to undergo six weeks of radiation treatment. He is an avid swimmer, but his doctor recommended that he not swim during treatments, as the chlorine would further irritate his skin.

Does anyone know of any health clubs (the closer to Chelsea the better) that have pools treated with bromine or other chlorine-free products?

I know it's a longshot, but I figured it never hurts to ask. Thanks!

I had to undergo chemo and I could not swim not even in the bromine. I would recommend he just take a break. he wont feel like it anyways.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Has anyone found a chlorine free public pool?
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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Why not just take your friend to the beach?
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Good luck to your friend. I hope he regains his health quickly and COMPLETELY!
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Okc
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There are no chlorine free pools in nyc. Lennox Hill used to have one but they have since switched it back to chlorine and its not open to the public anyway.

If he feels up to it I say keep swimming. If he showers well before and after and then uses a good cream for sensitive skin I'd say he'd be okay.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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For those 6 weeks my opinion is he just takes a break, when you have radiation your body is succeptable (sp)- I wouldnt further any implications by swimming in ANY public places chlorine or not- I had a friend who just came off of some heavy duty radiation treatments, he in that time also changed his whole diet, eating ONLY organics, no pesticides, hormones, anti-biotics etc. - Hope your friend does well
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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There are no chlorine free pools in nyc. Lennox Hill used to have one but they have since switched it back to chlorine and its not open to the public anyway.

If he feels up to it I say keep swimming. If he showers well before and after and then uses a good cream for sensitive skin I'd say he'd be okay.

and you give this advice based on what? your md degree?
don't take chances because chlorine is absorbed thru the skin and inhaling, no amount of showering or creams will stop it. and plus they would be exposed to all those germs- from others in the pool, at a vulnerable time. creams might add more toxicity as well btw. go all organic, play it safe, don't take reassurances from know-nothings when a life is at stake.
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