May 29, 2020

Preparing Chlorine Solutions using Sodium Hypochlorite for Surface and Hand Disinfection

This document contains instructions and safety measures to prepare chlorine solutions with Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach) for surface and hand disinfection. There are other documents including one on how to use Calcium Hypochlorite (powder or granular chlorine) as well as a Calculator (excel sheet) for different product concentrations. This was prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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