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Fact Sheet on Chlorine Chemical

 

Chemical Name

Chlorine
   
What Is it? Greenish-yellow gas
Sharp pungent odor (smells like household bleach)
Settles near the ground and other low spots
Displaces air (oxygen)
   
Where Does It Come From? Produced from running an electrical current through salt water
   
What Are The Common Uses? Drinking water disinfectant
Household bleach and other disinfectants
Present in pharmaceutical products
Plastic (polyvinyl chloride) used in pipes, vinyl siding, floor tiles, etc.
   
How Is It Transported? Rail Cars , pipelines, tank trucks, cylinders and ton containers
   
How Is It Stored? Rail Cars, pressurized tanks, cylinders and ton containers


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