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Chris4CD wrote: I bought some calcium hypochlorite at a pool supply store the other day but do want to take it until I get confirmed a couple of things on the label. Pictures are attached. Is it okay that it says other ingredients and is it okay that it says minimum available chlorine 70%?
I did the research on it to finally realize that calcium hypochlorite was turning into hypochlorous acid.
• In general, don’t use anything less than 68% pure, as the lower percentage products have clarifiers and stabilizers in them. But in a pinch, even those could be used, as chemical companies are not going to poison swimmers.
I bought it from pool stores. Guess what? It is “pool chlorine”. That’s it. We’ve been taking “pool chlorine.” But it is not really pool chlorine. In our stomach it really does turn to hypochlorous acid. The other chemicals that come with it are considered non-toxic. They are sodium chemicals like sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate. They come in foods and other processes that are safe to eat and safe to swim in. Pool chlorine -- calcium hypochlorite -- doesn’t turn into chlorine like most people think. It turns to hypochlorous acid that has chlorine in it, but like MMS and table salt, it does not react in your body like chlorine.
When you buy this chemical, calcium hypochlorite, the container will say 45%, 55%, 68%, or 78%, or even 85% available chlorine.
• BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE. There is no available chlorine in this chemical.