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bleach

noun Sodium hypochlorite (NaClO); e.g., Chlorox. A corrosive oxidising disinfectant and bleaching agent.
verb To whiten or remove colour or stains from.
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bleach, bleach·ing

(blēch, blēching)
Removal of color from an object using chemicals or light.
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However, the chlorine bleach and acid ([dagger]) delivery pumps continued running, allowing chlorine bleach and acid to mix within the piping without dilution.
The ick factor Traditional fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain ingredients derived from animal tallow; chlorine bleach can irritate skin and Lungs; and the primary solvent used in conventional dry cleaning is a water pollutant and probable human carcinogen.
Sanitize kitchen countertops with a chlorine bleach solution made up of 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of water.
Scientists have found that ozone, which is oxygen atoms hit by an electrical charge, is 3,200 times more effective than chlorine bleach.
With 2007 sales of $4.8 billion, The Clorox Company is best known for its chlorine bleach, along with other cleaning products such as Pine-Sol, Liquid-Plumr, and Formula 409.
When BioSmart fabrics are laundered according to care instructions with EPA-registered chlorine bleach, the chlorine kills 99.9 percent of common bacteria and viruses, including Salmonella choleraesuis, E-Coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Hepatitis A.
Then they treated each sponge in one of five ways: 1) soaked it for 3 minutes in a 10 percent chlorine bleach solution, 2) soaked it in lemon juice or deionized water for 1 minute, 3) heated it in a microwave for 1 minute, 4) placed it in a dishwasher operating with a drying cycle, or 5) left it untreated.
2005) concluding that children living in a home cleaned with chlorine bleach had a lower prevalence of asthma.
The benefits of using atmospheric plasma for surface sterilization relative to current processes such as the use of silver zeolite complex (additive to polymer resin), quatemary silicone (coated onto textile), halamines (coated onto textile and regenerated by washing in chlorine bleach) or triclosan (additive to textile) are many.
The vertical mill, which was founded three years ago, has turned to fibers from Turkey for its products that are free of toxic dyes, formaldehyde and chlorine bleach.
When bacteria come into contact with chlorine bleach anchored to a HaloShield-treated sheet, 99.9% of the microbes are killed within minutes.
It can be generated in a gas or liquid form and smells like chlorine bleach. But chlorine dioxide should not be confused with chlorine gas.