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Is sodium hypochlorite safe to use in a health care setting?

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Sodium Hypoclorite is a safe disinfectant to use in a health care setting, as long as it is used according to directions. Sodium Hypochlorite solution is bleach. The chemical formula is NaOCl.

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Is sodium hypochlorite safe to use in a health care setting?
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Bleach can be used safely for many cleaning and disinfecting jobs in health care and household settings. Caution must be used to prevent damage to fabrics, as bleach can remove the color. Undiluted bleach can damage some surfaces, so care must be taken to mix bleach with the recommended amount of water.

Use caution when mixing bleach with other cleaning agents, and never mix bleach with ammonia. This can create a toxic vapor.

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