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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.

bleach, bleach·ing

(blēch, blēching)
Removal of color from an object using chemicals or light.

bleach

see sodium hypochlorite.
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One of the most common home accidents is the mixing of products containing chlorine bleach with those containing ammonia," says WTC.
However, the chlorine bleach and acid ([dagger]) delivery pumps continued running, allowing chlorine bleach and acid to mix within the piping without dilution.
To summarize, the uncertainty in both the exposure estimates and the outcome measures, coupled with the conflicting outcomes with home exposure to chlorine bleach, make it difficult to accept the strong conclusions reached by Bernard et al.
Using chlorine bleach is particularly hazardous because it reacts with ammonia or acids to release toxic gases.
Over the next 20 minutes, the water's residual chlorine bleach vanquished germs.
It allows trouble-free maintenance of pool operations and is an alternative to chlorine bleach or gas.
For example, toxic gases may be formed when chlorine bleach is mixed with ammonia or a phosphoric acid cleaner.
This presentation will describe some applications of molecular modeling to the products of the reaction of household chlorine bleach with phenolic compounds.
Boeing aircraft were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) for the purpose of curbing the spread of foot and mouth disease, which resulted in the failure of the axles by stress corrosion cracking from the corrosion pits that resulted from the chlorine bleach attack," said lead engineer Clint Forrest.
You can make your own solution with 1 part household chlorine bleach to 10 parts water, plus 1 teaspoon vinegar for each quart of water.
Sobsey recommends that consumers wash fruits and vegetables which will be eaten raw, especially those from developing countries in Central and South America, for up to 10 minutes in a gallon or two of cold water containing a half teaspoon of chlorine bleach.
0, and 50% chlorine bleach in sterile seawater for periods of up to 1 h.