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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-05-11 (EDT)

Chlorine is one of many toxic environmental chemicals. Chlorine is a highly toxic, yellow-green gas that is commonly used as a chemical agent.


  • Household:
  • household cleansers
  • Industry:
  • air when living near an industry that uses chlorine in industrial processes.

Impact on Health

  • sore throat
  • coughing
  • eye and skin irritation
  • rapid breathing
  • asthma including narrowing of the bronchi and wheezing
  • blue colouring of the skin
  • accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  • pain in the lung region
  • severe eye and skin burns