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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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One Mini-MAHC addresses general pool chemical safety (Preventing Pool Chemical Injuries), while another specifically addresses toxic chlorine gas events (Preventing Toxic Chlorine Gas Events, www.cdc.gov/mahc/editions/current.
The attack on the city's eastern Zabadieh neighbourhood saw at least four barrel bombs dropped on the area, one of which purportedly released the chlorine gas.
Khaled Harah, a first responder in the rebel-held part of Aleppo, said a government helicopter dropped four barrel bombs on the neighborhood of Zabadieh and that one of them released chlorine gas, leading to the deaths of a mother and her two children.
And Kurdish authorities have claimed Islamic State terrorists are using chlorine gas as a chemical weapon.
Forces loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar Assad have recently been using chlorine gas against civilians in the ongoing civil war there, despite Syria's having supposedly gotten rid of its chemical weapons stockpiles, in an agreement the Obama administration took pride in.
Al-Ayyam said about 40 people suffocated by chlorine gas after government forces dropped barrels containing chlorine gas on a civilian area in Idlib province to the north of Syria, on Friday.
ISLAMIC State fanatics returning to Britain could be plotting horrifying attacks using chlorine gas.
There have been frequent reports of IS using chlorine gas, but no evidence the group has accumulated a significant chemical weapons cache.
DAMASCUS, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is discussing with the Syrian government to form a fact finding mission to look into the allegations about the use of chlorine gas in the Syrian battlefield, the special coordinator of the OPCW-UN joint mission said on Sunday.
Summary: Residents choking from poisoning are hospitalised after raids while state media accuse rebels of releasing chlorine gas.
It also said that the leakage of the chlorine gas is toxic and deadly; pointing that the shortage in the stock of water purification materials makes KSWC distributes water that does not meet standards which leads to the spread of contagious and epidemic diseases.
Although the situation was dealt with by the Wirral-based company a man was taken to hospital after inhaling chlorine gas.