4th October 2019

waterandhealth
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Is concentrated bleach the same as regular bleach?

Concentrated bleach is an 8.25 percent solution of sodium hypochlorite, up from the “regular bleachconcentration of 5.25 percent. The bottom line for consumers is that they will need to add about 1/3 less bleach to water than they used before for laundry and household disinfection.

Likewise, is Clorox bleach NSF approved?

Regular Clorox bleach is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved. Clorox has evolved over the years from 5.25% to 6% and most recently 8.25%. When purchasing Clorox bleach it is very important to only purchase “Regular Clorox.”

Is bleach and Clorox the same thing?

The active ingredient in household bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is derived from salt. In fact, Clorox is headquartered in Oakland, California because we started making bleach here by running electricity through salt water from San Francisco Bay! So household bleach begins and ends as salt and water.

What percentage of bleach is chlorine?

Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite. Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is typically either 5.25 percent (“regular strength”) or 6 percent sodium hypochlorite (“ultra strength”).
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