Researchers at the University of Limerick, Ireland made an analysis of the ears of a cross-section of 119 surfers found that 66% had developed exostoses, or bone growths, although 88% of them were unaware of the fact.
According to a study in the journal Pediatrics (Bernard, A. 2009 “Impact of chlorinated swimming pool attendance on the respiratory health of adolescents”) chlorinated pools irritate the airways of swimmers, exerting a strong additive effect on the development of asthma and respiratory allergies such as hay fever and allergic rhinitis
The problem is, they don’t stay put. They leach out of products and they get into us. They're in dust and soil and the wastewater sludge that's spread on farm fields. The chemicals are in fish and meat and dairy. They’ve been found in the Arctic and Antarctic. They're in peregrine falcons and killer whales and polar bears and salmon. They're in cats and dogs. Babies come into the world with flame retardant chemicals in their bodies. The chemicals have also been turning up in breast milk
No doubt it’s the season of celebration on many levels. Be it work charismas parties or nights out catching up with old friends, people tend to consume more alcohol than they would normally. Excess alcohol is without doubt damaging to the body and from a health perspective the advice would be to consume alcohol in moderation or practice complete abstinence.