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Bleach. Concentration Standard EN 862

To comply with the European directive EN 862, our profession as a whole is committed to public authorities not to distribure after May 31, 2001 extract bleach at a concentration equal to or equal to 10% of chlorine (approximately 36° chlorometric) to the public.

On the recommendation of National Bleach Trade Association, bleach water at 12° chlorometric is now 9° so that’s 2.6% active chlorine.

Indeed, our profession was committed in the early 1980s with the French health professionals to harmonize concentration bleaches with those concentrates after dilution in order to promote the use of bleach bottle to dilute concentrates and avoid the proliferation of different concentrations that were problematic including poison centers.

Similarly, given the risk of misuse of their commercial products for such use, it appears appropriate to our profession, for the sake of safety, the concentrations of all products in formats likely to be the consumer (vials, bottles, jerry cans) are harmoniées that these products are intended for professional use or not.

Accordingly, our Company fabriqueras and distribueras more bleach at 48° and 12° from the premeirs days of May 2001.

They will be replaced by:

  • A bleach to 9.6% active chlorine (36° chlorometric)
  • A bleach to 2.6% active chlorine (or 9° chlorometric)

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