Immunological Purification Detects Synacthen – A Banned Performance-Enhancing Drug

Sports cheats beware – new test detects previously undetectable drug. ‘Injecting performance enhancing corticosteroid hormones for other than medical treatment is banned, and tests exist that can detect injected hormones. Injecting synacthen, which stimulates the body to produce extra amounts of its own corticosteroid hormones is also banned. But until now there has been no […]

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – The Prohibited List

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). ‘After the events that shook the world of cycling in the summer of 1998, the IOC decided to convene a World Conference on Doping, bringing together all parties involved in the fight against doping. The World Conference on Doping in Sport held in Lausanne on 2-4 February 1999 produced the Lausanne […]

Nandrolone & Steroids in Sports

What exactly is Nandrolone? ‘Though the results of the B sample have yet to be confirmed, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif testing positive for Nandrolone is just another peek at the dirty subterranean world of professional sport. With cricket only recently getting tough on drugs, you can rest assured that they won’t be the last […]

Copper Sulphate: Chlorine Alternative in Swimming Pools

Child asthma solution comes from space – and the Greeks… ‘Following a warning from scientists linking asthma in children to indoor swimming pools, Allergy UK today awarded its “Seal of Approval” for a new alternative to chlorine. The award comes as hot tubs, spas, swimming pools and inflatable pools become the “must have” accessory as […]

Pool Water Chemistry

Diving into chemistry. ‘Understanding the critical factors affecting pool water. Pool problems result from many factors, including chemistry variables, equipment malfunctions, or other upsets. Most common problems with pool water chemistry can be attributed to five factors: free available chlorine residual, total chlorine residual, pH, total alkalinity, or calcium hardness. Fortunately, each factor can be […]