Fact about Sodium Hypochlorite

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Sodium Hypochlorite

We at AquFlow pumps know many of our customers use our pumps for Sodium Hypochlorite. We wanted to share this safety information from NJ Department of Health for their benefit

Sodium Hypochlorite is A.K.A – Liquid Bleach, Sodium Oxychloride, Clorox, Hypochlorous Acid

Sodium Hypochlorite is a clear, slightly yellow or green liquid with a strong Chlorine odor. It is mostly diluted in water to be used as a disinfectant, household cleaner and bleaching agent

Exposure Limits

 The workplace exposure according to NIOSH and AIHA are 0.5 ppm (as chlorine) for a 15 minute period and 2 mg/cubic meter for a 15 minute period respectively

Exposure Risks

It can affect you when inhaled
Contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes with possible eye damage
Inhaling it can irritate the nose and throat
Inhaling it can also irritate lungs. Higher exposures can cause build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) , a medical emergency
Exposure can also cause headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting
It is not combustible but is a strong oxidizer which enhances the combustion of other substances

First Aid

Eye Contact – Immediately flush with large amounts of water for at least 30 minutes, lifting upper and lower lids. Remove contact lenses, if worn, while flushing. Seek medical attention immediately
Skin Contact – Quickly remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash contaminated skin with large amounts of water. Seek medical attention
Remove the person from the exposure
Begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions) if breathing has stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped
Transfer promptly to a medical facility
Medical observation is recommended for 24 to 48 hours after overexposure, as pulmonary edema may be delayed

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