Indoor pools may harm infants lungs

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Indoor pools may harm infants lungs

Wed Jun 6, 2007
By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infant swimming lessons in an indoor pool may have the unintended effect of raising some children's risk of asthma later on, new research findings suggest.
In a study of 341 schoolchildren, Belgian researchers found that the 43 children who had been enrolled in a swimming program as infants were about three times more likely to have asthma or suffer recurrent bouts of bronchitis than children who did not.
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