Re: Chlorine bleach rinse
From: Stephen R. Figgins (
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 16:51:42 -0600 (MDT)
>A book by Joe Thornton of Columbia University's Center for 
>Environmental Reserach, "Pandora's Poison: Chlorine, health and a New 
>Environmental Strategy" March 2000, MIT Press, argues that chlorine and 
>organochlorine chemicals made from it pose global health and environmental 

Clorox claims that there is a difference between chlorine and chlorine
bleach, and that chlorine bleach, while made with chlorine, contains
no free chlorine itself.  It is actually sodium hypochlorite.  Made
from salt (sodium chloride) it mostly returns to salt.  That which
doesn't return to salt biodegrades in sewage treatment or septic

If you are willing to believe Clorox, there is no environmental danger
to using chlorine in the kitchen.

Stephen Figgins
Cohousing interested communitarian

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