In an effort to ruin summer for both children and adults alike, the Center for Disease Control strategically waited until June to break the news that urine NOT chlorine is the cause for your burning eyes.
Actually, it's a special gross stew of urine, feces, and chemicals that causes your eyes to feel like a Venom just hocked a loogie in them. Your local pool cleaner just blamed it on the chemicals to save swimmers' delicate psyches.
"When we go swimming and we complain that our eyes are red, it's because swimmers have peed in the water," says Michele Hlavsa, chief of the CDC's healthy swimming program. "The nitrogen in the urine combines with the chlorine and it forms what's known as chloramine and it's actually chloramine that causes the red eyes. It's not the chlorine itself. It's chlorine mixed with poop and sweat and a lot of other things we bring into the water with us."
Alright, who's ready for some wet n' wild summertime fun?!