Household bleach, also known as chlorine bleach or sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), is very alkaline (pH level of 11) and is mainly used in the home for whitening clothes, removing stains, and general disinfecting.
Sodium hypochlorite yields chlorine radicals – oxidizing – which readily react with many substances.
In general, applying bleach to the skin is not a good idea because it can cause irritation, burns and blisters. Make sure it is properly diluted.
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