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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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"Reducing chlorine levels in public water systems poses an immediate and significant threat to public health," says Douglas Kinard of the South Carolina Department of Public Health.
The EPA proposal is particularly disturbing given the lack of evidence that chlorine is in fact harmful.
Demonstrating their "ban now, ask questions later" policy, a 1993 Greenpeace report attempting to link chlorine and breast cancer declares, "If proof is defined as evidence, beyond any doubt, of a cause-effect link between individual chemicals and the disease, in which all confounding influences have been eliminated, the answer is no," there is no proof of causation.
"We decided you can't distinguish among different compounds of chlorine as to which is harmful and which is not," says Gordon Durnil, an attorney and U.S.
Wilson, a physical scientist involved in the research, KPEG treatment knocks the chlorines off PCBs (or related chlorinated compounds, like dioxin) and replaces them with part of the KPEG molecule.
Stripped-off chlorines are recovered in a nontoxic salt.
"Ingestion of chlorine dissolved in water will cause corrosive tissue damage of the gastrointestinal tract" New York State Department of Health: "the Facts about Chlorine."
comes from public municipal water sources that are often treated with, you guessed it, chlorine. A few cities have switched over to other means of disinfecting their water supplies.
A class of compounds made from chlorine, called organochlorines, may be linked with breast cancer.
Chlorine represents an $8.5-billion industry in Canada supporting thousands of jobs.
Internally, however, many companies have begun evaluating what they can do to begin cutting their chlorine use and pollution.
industry leaders have resisted TCF and have pressured regulatory agencies to instead accept less-costly and less pure Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF) technology (which merely substitutes chlorine dioxide for chlorine).