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    Putting the P in Pool

    Another commendable scientific breakthrough. Let you judge if it is worthy of a Nobel Prize.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-0...c-pool/8318712

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    So it's close to 100 ppm.
    Amazing.
    Pools are gradually switching from chlorine to other oxidisers, hydrogen peroxide or ozone. There is a lot of debate about which is best. But it's not the urine that worries, but various pathogens.
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    Not Nobel, but certainly Ig Nobel material.
    As above, so below

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    Maybe in one of the minor categories, which the Scots sometimes refer to as the wee prizes.

    Someone had to make the joke - it might as well be me as anyone else. It's done now.
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    Has this study been reviewed by peers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Has this study been reviewed by peers?

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    You forgot the i Don.

    How the..

    What the...

    I have ammonia, nitrate and nitrite test kits 30 years old that are more sensitive than that.

    And what does their test key on? Seriously, a few seasons ago the morning shows had a scientist demonstrating the amount of poo on most public items like ATM keypads and hand railings and such with a swab that changed color with a positive hit.

    I was skeptical because no less than two others did this in bygone years, but their swabs merely reacted to the presence of nitrate. Your sweat breaks down into nitrates. And I was right. That's all they were finding when I looked deeper into it.

    What they should look for is bilirubin. (For poo tests) That's pretty much a clincher. And you almost never get a positive hit for that in most decent neighborhoods.

    I'm thinking this has the same flaw somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Has this study been reviewed by peers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canis Lupus View Post
    Maybe in one of the minor categories, which the Scots sometimes refer to as the wee prizes.

    Someone had to make the joke - it might as well be me as anyone else. It's done now.
    My partner Donna suggested no special category is required It is the Nobel peace prize.
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