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Hypotonic water

Post by manuel1965 » Wed May 31, 2006 2:44 pm

If the water of a swimming pool is hypotonic to our body cells and body fluids, then why do we not swell and pop when we go for a swin? :shock:

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Post by canalon » Wed May 31, 2006 5:56 pm

There is a nice thingy called search engine i this forum that allow you to check for question already asked. If your type in "hyppotonic AND swim*" or "hypotonic AND *pool" you will find answerS to your question.

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Post by daniel.kurz » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:51 pm

Other than that that rate of osmosis into your body is not really that fast. The amount of water that you do absorb though is absorbed and in turn enters the blood stream. It then is taken out at the kidney's thats why you often have to urinate when coming out of a pool. You also can get dehyrdated if you are in the ocean and all your water is being pulled out.

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