However, if you’re slathered in suncream - as people increasingly are, as rates of skin cancer continue to rise - beware taking a dip in a pool.

Researchers have discovered that chlorinated water can turn suncream ‘toxic’, they believe it may lead to dysfunctions of liver and kidneys, along with nervous system disorder.

The study by Lomonosov Moscow State University revealed that chlorine - a chemical used to disinfect water by killing bacteria - breaks down suncream into other potentially-hazardous chemicals.

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