It's a Gas: Chlorine and Your Skin Quiz

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It's a Gas: Chlorine and Your Skin Quiz
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It may be difficult to avoid chlorine -- but do you know just how difficult? And if you think you can wash it away, think again. Test if you know the facts and fiction about how chlorine affects your skin.
How popular is the chemical chlorine in America?
in the top 5
in the top 10
Chlorine is one of the top 10 most common chemicals in America.
in the top 50
in the top 100

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Where might you come in contact with chlorine?
in your drinking water
in the shower
in your cleaning products
all of the above
Chlorine is found not only at your local pool, but also in household cleaners and in your local water supply.

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What's the best way to protect your skin from chlorine while you shower?
Install a water softener.
Use a non-soap body cleanser.
Install a chlorine filter.
The best way to remove chlorine from your shower or bath is to install a chlorine filter on your faucet.

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Which of these skin conditions can be directly caused by chlorine?
dry, flaky skin
Chlorine can cause dry, flaky skin.
acne
miliaria

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What skin condition might you develop if you're allergic to chlorine?
rosacea
freckles
an itchy rash
People allergic to chlorine might develop an itchy rash when their skin comes in contact with the chemical.
melasma

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True or false: Chlorine causes wrinkles.
true
True. Chlorine causes skin to age prematurely.
false

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Which is NOT a recommended treatment for skin damaged by chlorine?
corticosteroids
Applying daily moisturizer, using pre-swimming lotion and oatmeal baths all help to combat the affects of chlorine on skin.
daily moisturizer
oatmeal baths
pre-swimming lotion

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How does chlorine get into your skin?
hair follicles
sweat glands
oil glands
all of the above
Chlorine damages your skin by getting into your hair follicles, sweat glands and oil glands (your pores).

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What does chlorine strip from your skin?
stratum corneum
bacterial flora
skin's natural oils
Chlorine strips the natural protective oils from your skin.
all of the above

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True or false: Chlorine can cause sinus problems in some people.
true
True. People who are sensitive to chlorine may develop sinus problems when in contact with it.
false

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You Got:
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