It's a Gas: Chlorine and Your Skin Quiz


By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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?

Chlorine is one of the top 10 most common chemicals in America.


Where might you come in contact with chlorine?

Chlorine is found not only at your local pool, but also in household cleaners and in your local water supply.


What's the best way to protect your skin from chlorine while you shower?

The best way to remove chlorine from your shower or bath is to install a chlorine filter on your faucet.


Which of these skin conditions can be directly caused by chlorine?

Chlorine can cause dry, flaky skin.


What skin condition might you develop if you're allergic to chlorine?

People allergic to chlorine might develop an itchy rash when their skin comes in contact with the chemical.


True or false: Chlorine causes wrinkles.

True. Chlorine causes skin to age prematurely.


Which is NOT a recommended treatment for skin damaged by chlorine?

Applying daily moisturizer, using pre-swimming lotion and oatmeal baths all help to combat the affects of chlorine on skin.


How does chlorine get into your skin?

Chlorine damages your skin by getting into your hair follicles, sweat glands and oil glands (your pores).


What does chlorine strip from your skin?

Chlorine strips the natural protective oils from your skin.


True or false: Chlorine can cause sinus problems in some people.

True. People who are sensitive to chlorine may develop sinus problems when in contact with it.


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