chlorine dioxide


Definition of chlorine dioxide

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The agency has also issued previous warnings that chlorine dioxide poses a significant risk to health and is not shown to be safe and effective for any health use. Pierre Mielhan And Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Florida man and his sons charged with selling toxic chemical as a coronavirus cure to thousands," 11 July 2020 That's even though the FDA has for years warned consumers not to buy or drink chlorine dioxide products such as MMS sold as medical treatments. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Feds charge phony church with selling toxic bleach as COVID-19 cure," 9 July 2020 Always carry either chlorine dioxide drops or iodine tablets as a backup in case a filter pump clogs or breaks down, and for use in addition to filters for water that may harbor viruses. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Survival Guide to Finding and Purifying Water," 19 June 2020 And on Amazon, sanitizers and tablets containing chlorine dioxide are being sold with unprovable claims of sanitizing and disinfecting hospitals, offices, and homes, the EPA said. Jennifer A. Dlouhy,, "EPA tells Amazon, EBay to stop shipping unproven COVID goods," 11 June 2020 When combined with the included activator MMS has a chlorine dioxide content equivalent to industrial bleach. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "“Church” claims bleach is coronavirus-curing “sacrament,” faces wrath of FDA," 20 Apr. 2020 Facebook users viewed a false claim that the virus is destroyed by chlorine dioxide nearly 200,000 times, according to a study from Avaaz, a left-leaning advocacy group that tracks and researches online misinformation. Barbara Ortutay And Amanda Seitz, USA TODAY, "Did you like a hoax? Facebook to warn users who 'liked' coronavirus hoaxes," 17 Apr. 2020 Facebook users, for example, viewed a false claim that the virus is destroyed by chlorine dioxide nearly 200,000 times, estimates a new study out today from Avaaz, a left-leaning advocacy group that tracks and researches online misinformation. Barbara Ortutay, Amanda Seitz, Anchorage Daily News, "Facebook to alert users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoax posts," 16 Apr. 2020 YiLo said on its website that the combination of sodium and food-grade acid creates a chlorine dioxide, a strong disinfectant most consumers would know better as industrial-strength bleach. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "Phoenix marijuana dispensary hawks COVID-19 'immunization stabilizer,' state orders it to stop," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of chlorine dioxide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2020

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“Chlorine dioxide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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