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What state is bromine at room temperature?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bromine is a naturally occurring element that is liquid at room temperature and is brownish-red in color with a smell that resembles bleach. Bromine can be found in the earth’s crust, in seawater and it can be used as an alternative to bleach to purify swimming pool water.

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This element is very irritating to the skin, mucous membranes and other tissues. It acts as a poison and the severity of the reaction depends on how much bromine a person has been exposed to, how they were exposed and for how long. Symptoms of bromine exposure includes coughing, difficulty breathing, headache, irritation, dizziness and watery eyes.

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