chlorine dioxide


Definition of chlorine dioxide

: a heavy reddish-yellow gas ClO2 used especially as a bleach and disinfectant

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Laurel Austin documented her son Jeremy’s first dosing of chlorine dioxide on YouTube. NBC News, "Fake science led a mom to feed bleach to her autistic sons — and police did nothing to stop her," 14 June 2019 Jeremy was living in a group home until his mother took him out to try chlorine dioxide, according to his father. NBC News, "Fake science led a mom to feed bleach to her autistic sons — and police did nothing to stop her," 14 June 2019 Aquamira’s chlorine dioxide drops ($15) treat 30 gallons at once. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, "The Ultimate DIY Bug-Out Bag," 27 June 2018 The source of the problem seems to have been linked to an equipment malfunction at the treatment plant, a glitch that slightly decreased the amount of chlorine dioxide added to disinfect the water, McKinney said. Teri Figueroa,, "Bad taste, smell of water draws complaints in Vista, Escondido," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of chlorine dioxide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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