To meet the European Directive EN 862, our profession as a whole has committed to stop distributing concentrated bleach at or equal to 10% chlorine (about 36 ° chlorometric) to the public after 31 May 2001.
On the recommendation of the Chamber Syndicale de l’Eau de Javel, bleach at 12 ° chlorometric will be reduced to 9 °, or 2.6% active chlorine.
In the early 1980s our profession worked with French health professionals to harmonize bleach concentrations and bleach concentrates after dilution, in order to promote the use of bleach bottles to dilute concentrates and avoid the proliferation of different concentrations that pose particular problems for poisons centres.
Similarly, given the risk of the use of industrial products for other uses, it appears appropriate to our profession, for the sake of security, that concentrations of all products in formats that might be used by consumers (jugs, bottles, jerrycans) should be harmonized whether the products are intended for professional use or not.
Accordingly, our Company will no longer manufacture or distribute bleach at 48° and 12° as from the beginning of May 2001.
They will be replaced by:
- bleach at 9.6% active chlorine (or 36 ° chlorometric)
- bleach at 2.6% active chlorine (or 9 ° chlorometric)
You will find bleach in compliance with the corresponding standards on our site.