Histamine & The Pool or Beach
When it’s hot and sticky in the summertime, there’s nothing like a dip in the pool or a trip to the beach to cool you down. And since histamine intolerance often causes heat intolerance, a plunge in some cool water is especially inviting. However, what lies beneath those sparkling blue waters may cause us to hesitate. Human contaminants (pee, poop) and chemical additives like chlorine may set off a variety of symptoms or result in illness. The general term for this, as used by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States, is Recreational Water Illness. Here’s what you need to know.