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Sodium Hypochlorite

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Sodium Hypochlorite

Sodium Hypochlorite

Sodium Hypochlorite, also known as 'bleach' is a chemical used in household cleaners and disinfectants. It is extremely irritating to the skin and eyesi and can also form chlorinated VOCs such as carbon tetrachloride. These are powerful greenhouse gases and possible carcinogensiii.


i) Sodium Hypochlorite MSDS Allied Universal Corporation

iii) Halogenated volatile organic compounds from the use of chlorine-bleach-containing household products.

INCI Name:
Sodium Hypochlorite
Ingredient origins:
Sodium Hydroxide
Common name:
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.