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THINK OF YOUR BLOODSTREAM AS A CLEAN SWIMMING POOL

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The same chemical that keeps backyard swimming pools clean also helps the body fight off infection.

When chlorine and acid are added to water in swimming pools, hypochlorous acid is formed and kills bacteria in the pool. The same chemical is formed through a different chemical process in certain blood cells and helps the body fight off bacteria in the bloodstream, according to University of Rochester scientists.