chlorine dioxide

noun

Definition of chlorine dioxide

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

Examples of chlorine dioxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The product consisted of a badge that consumers could clip to their clothing and would release chlorine dioxide into the air, according to prosecutors. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 To address bad breath, plaque and gingivitis the ADA recommends looking for chlorhexidine, chlorine dioxide, cetylpyridinium chloride and essential oils such as eucalyptol, thymol and methyl salicylate. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2022 Outdoor enthusiasts will likely already be familiar with chlorine dioxide products like Potable Aqua. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 28 Apr. 2020 There have been more than 16,000 cases of chlorine dioxide poisoning, including approximately 2,500 cases involving children under 12 years old, since 2014, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Michael Braga, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2020 The former headquarters of American Media, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida, where Bob Stevens contracted the anthrax is pumped full of chlorine dioxide gas for decontamination. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 13 May 2021 The Food and Drug Administration has warned people not to ingest the potentially deadly chlorine dioxide solution, which is typically used for industrial water treatment. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 25 Apr. 2021 Over the summer, the country's legislature even passed legislation that would allow people to ingest chlorine dioxide as a coronavirus treatment -- a toxic cleaning agent Bolivia's own health ministry says can have life threatening effects. Matt Rivers, CNN, 17 Oct. 2020 The spokesperson called the incident a high-pressure release of a cylinder containing chlorine dioxide. Emily Wilder, The Arizona Republic, 15 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of chlorine dioxide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chlorine dioxide was in 1878

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Last Updated

17 Aug 2022

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“Chlorine dioxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorine%20dioxide. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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