Posted Monday, July 1, 2002 4:49 AM | Contributed by jimmybob
Authorities said at least 10 children became ill Sunday in the water rides at Wyandot Lake amusement park, north of Columbus. An officer with Delaware County emergency services said the children were vomiting and having trouble breathing. The officer said the kids apparently got sick from the chlorine in the water.
Can you say "lawsuit"?
If it was gas thats a chemical reaction. Still very posionous if it was indeed the gas
Part of a Flight Attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of us."
Kids with asthma or other breathing difficulties are more sensitive to fumes than your average Joe.
So it could have been sickening (to some) and below typically dangerous levels all at the same time.
The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.
Now with that information, there is <ahem> a distinct possibilty. Except that the amount of water in those pools means that the chemicals would be far too dilute to cause a noticeable amount of gas to be produced.
Maybe somebody farted...
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Following up on what azzkikr101 said, some witnesses mentioned the "green cloud" over the water...from what I heard, chlorine gas is somewhat yellowish. As of 6:30 today, everyone is still stumped - more test results could take weeks according to one report. The water is OK now.
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Well, it would certainly explain the green cloud!! *** This post was edited by RAD on 7/1/2002. ***
RAD--- That was the funniest thing I've read on this site in a long time. I actually chuckled out loud. (Just goes to show you that fart jokes will never go out of style to some people I guess)
Sampleman7---I've done the same thing too. I've used bleach/bleach products and haven't had a problem at all. BUT one time I foolishly mixed bleach with Comet and WOOHOO.. that was a doosie let me tell ya'!
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Hey guys, I read that the guests who got sick were treated for chlorine gas inhalation, and that the park has pretty much proven that it cannot be chlorine.
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82 SOB laps, and not tired of it yet!
As to the chlorinated toilets...That's fine so long as you flush before you use the thing. Chlorine bleach in household strength has almost no color when diluted in a toilet bowl, so if Mom who doesn't know chemistry dumps in a few ounces and lets it sit without telling anybody, then her son comes in and adds a strong ammonia-bearing liquid....Son gets to smell a real strong reaction in less time than it takes to reach the flush handle! At least that's my experience! :)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
I hope you were standing not sitting. That can also be a strong skin irritant.
Respiratory distress and eye irritation are the primary effects of chlorine gas exposure. I know these from experience. Nausea and vomiting can also result from greater exposures.
High levels of disolved chlorine or low pH will cause skin irritation in a pool. The effects of chlorine gas and disolved chlorine are usually quite different.
Chlorine gas is a yellow-green color and can appear yellow or green depending on the lighting. The blue paint used so much around pools may contribute to a green appearance. Still, I suspect that the color was imagined since if the concentration was that high the injuries probably would have been worse. Chlorine concentrations that high will drop you like a rock.
Thanks, but I was actually echoing Rideman's comment at the end of his post. I, too, thought it was the funniest thing I've read in here in a LONG time, and couldn't stop laughing for a while. I still laugh at it now after a couple of days!!
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