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chlorine

 (Cl) [klor´ēn]
a gaseous chemical element, atomic number 17, atomic weight 35.453. (See Appendix 6.) It is a disinfectant, decolorizer, and irritant poison. It is used for disinfecting, fumigating, and bleaching, either in an aqueous solution or in the form of chlorinated lime.

chlo·rine (Cl),

(klōr'ēn), Do not confuse this word with chlorin.
1. A greenish, toxic, gaseous element; atomic no. 17, atomic wt. 35.4527; a halogen used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or of chlorine water, because of its oxidizing power.
2. The molecular form of chlorine (1), Cl2 (dichloride).
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

chlorine

A toxic gaseous element–atomic number 17, atomic weight 35.45, used as a bleaching agent; although clorine is the critical for metabolism, it is present as chloride, which has a valence of –1. See Chloride.

chlo·rine

(Cl) (klōr'ēn)
1. A greenish, toxic, gaseous element, atomic no. 17, atomic wt. 35.4527; a halogen used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or chlorine water, because of its oxidizing power; also used as a chemical warfare agent.
2. The molecular form of chlorine (1), Cl2.
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

chlo·rine

(klōr'ēn)
A greenish, toxic, gaseous element used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in the form of hypochlorite or of chlorine water.
[G. chloros, greenish yellow]

Patient discussion about chlorine

Q. Are throat nodulars caused by second hand smoke, allergy drip, and reflux. Also can chlorine and rust in water

A. Throat nodules, or also known as - vocal cord nodules, are usually caused by maximum contact between the two vocal cords. The cause of these formations are usually strenuous or abusive voice practices such as yelling and coughing. Persons who are often susceptible are those who use their voice constantly in a loud environment. Examples include teachers, cheerleaders, politicians, actors, musicians and singers. I am not sure I understand the question about chlorine and rust in water, I don't think these factors have a connection to vocal cord nodules. Other throat nodules can be cause by smoking (not as much in second hand smoke), alcohol or chewed tobbacco use.

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In unveiling the new product, the Scandinavian producer said that "it has long been a strong wish on the part of the nonwoven and hygiene products industries to reduce the use of chloride and chlorine compounds in as many products as possible."
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