Detection of Clorox/Chlorine in Foods

Sodium Hypochlorite, the main ingredient in Clorox is a disinfectant when used at the proper ratio with water. However, when Sodium Hypoclorite is consumed in large quantities it is toxic and may cause symptoms such as:

  • Chest Pain,
  • Low Blood Pressure,
  • Burning Throat,
  • Burning Esopagus,
  • Stomach or Abdominal Pain,
  • Vomiting,
  • Seizure,
  • Coma, or,
  • Death.

The ChemSense QuantTab™ Determination Card for Chlorine allows for the rapid, color-based detection of Clorine/Clorox in food and drinks. An Example of this Determination can be found below.

ChemSense QuanTab™ Determination Card for Chlorine

Description of Use - Chlorine QuantTab™

To test a sample for Chlorine/Clorox, apply three to five droplets onto the Sample side of the ChemSense QuantTab™.  If Chlorine is present in the sample a pink color will form on the detector.  To determine how much Chlorine is present in the sample you may compare the color formed to color comparison wheel.

  • Detects Clorine Concentrations as low as 5 parts per million
  • Instant, Semi-Quantitative Reading.  Quantitative Readings can be obtained using the DD-06L Electronic Reader.
  • 6 Month Shelf Life
  • Full Instructions provided with Each Detector



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