FACT vs. FICTION
chlorine is much safer than gas chlorine"
hypochlorite can be far more dangerous than gas chlorine. If
often reacts violently when in contact with many ordinary
materials. A single match or cigarette dropped into a drum of
calcium hypochlorite can literally explode. A dirty scoop or
oily rag over the side of a drum can cause spontaneous combustion,
and uncovered hypochlorite in a very warm, humid room can fill the
room with chlorine gas.
is safe or we wouldn't use it in our homes and pools"
Fact: Many accidents
and even deaths have occurred with relatively weak household
bleach. Rags soaked with sodium hypochlorite that have been
allowed to stand have started fires. Household bleach has
caused several deaths when used along with other agents that release
chlorine fumes. And every year, skin burns, permanent eye
injuries and poisoning related to bleach reported.
death occur from leaks caused by gas chlorine"
Present-day, fail safe systems have virtually eliminated the dangers
traditionally associated with the use of gas chlorine. The
effects of gas chlorine are transient-once the victim is removed
from the area, recovery begins immediately and is usually complete,
with no long-term effects. In fact, during the past 25years,
statistics prove that gas chlorine is the safest method used.