At MSR, we get this question a lot: Can you filter your urine and drink it for rehydration in an emergency situation? Should you? The confusion surrounding this topic is understandable.
Peeing in the shower is one of those things a lot of people have done at some point but may be reluctant to admit. It makes such perfect sense on a practical level, though! You also may have heard that urine is sterile, so you can pee on yourself with abandon and still technically be clean.
When you go to the beach, though, there are a lot of things to think about. From applying sunscreen correctlyto not swimming too far out, to keeping your kids and pets safe in the sand and water, going to the beach comes with a lot of preparation work. Urine contains nitrates and phosphates, which can negatively impact coral — and coral reefs all over the world are suffering. Plus, most coral reefs are considered protected, which means there will be signage telling you what you can and cannot do in that area.
Urine, a typically sterile liquid by-product of the body, is secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination and excreted through the urethra. Urine is often used as a diagnostic feature for many disease conditions. These may b based on either physical or chemical components, that may give insight to processes within the body, often through urinalysis, a common clinical analysis of urine.
In the Aug. Peeing in the pool creates chemicals toxic enough to be classified as chemical warfare agents. Because it probably will.
If you've been to the beach this summer, chances are you probably had to pee, decided not to get out of the water, and just peed in the ocean. Don't worry, you're not alone. And after doing the deed, you may have had second thoughts because, at some point during your childhood, someone probably told you that pee attracts sharks.
Urine-indicator dye is a substance which is supposed to be able to react with urine to form a coloured cloud in a swimming pool or hot tubthus indicating the location of people who are urinating while they are in the water. Urine is difficult to detect as many of the naturally occurring compounds within urine are unstable and react freely with common disinfectants like chlorine, creating a large number of disinfection by-product DBP compounds from the original organic chemicals in urine. In an article published inSnopes confirmed such a dye did not exist.
The age old question that nobody seems to have a difinitive answer for. Does pissing in the water attract sharks? I've asked myself this question many times over my surfing years and have carried out some unintended research of my own during this time.
It is an antisocial act that normally goes under the radar, but many swimmers have long suspected the truth: people are peeing in the pool. Now scientists have been able to confirm the full extent of offending for the first time, after developing a test designed to estimate how much urine has been covertly added to a large volume of water. Regular swimmers with a keen sense of hygiene may wish to stop reading now. The test works by measuring the concentration of an artificial sweetener, acesulfame potassium ACEthat is commonly found in processed food and passes through the body unaltered.