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 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 In high concentrations, chlorine dioxide can be highly flammable and explosive. Emily Wilder, The Arizona Republic, 15 Sep. 2020 Through trial and error over the next 12 months, Humble refined his potion into chlorine dioxide. Michael Braga, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2020 As hospitals ran out of medicines and coronavirus tests, Morales’ allies in Congress passed a law to allow the medical use of a bleaching agent, chlorine dioxide — an unproven and potentially dangerous coronavirus treatment popular among Bolivians. Anatoly Kurmanaev, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2020 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, 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of chlorine dioxide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Chlorine dioxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorine%20dioxide. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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