Get your swimming pool chemicals wrong and you could end up creating lethal toxic gases or violent explosions and fires! Test your knowledge. Select what each of the chemicals are primarily used for. See how many you get right.
Tag: Chemical Safety
The main ways chemicals can harm the body are via: Contact with skin, eyes etc. Ingestion Inhalation For contact with skin, it’s important to flush the affected area with water. Drench showers should be provided close to chemical storage areas for this purpose. If much of the body is affected, it may be better to
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CO2 is a non-toxic and non-flammable gas, colourless and odourless but with a characteristic taste and pungency at higher concentrations. The normal concentration of CO2 in the air that we breathe is approximately 400 ppm (0.04% by volume). If its concentration in the ambient air is increased, the pulmonary gas exchange in
Calcium Hypochlorite dry product (pellets, tablets or granules) 65 – 70% chlorine pH of approx 10 – 11 (strong alkali) recommended for soft water areas long storage time This is a dry product and typically gets supplied as pellets or granules. It often goes by the name of HTH, but this is a common brand
Due to the increase in acid attacks, new legislation is coming in that affects those who purchase, store and use sulphuric acid. Do you use this substance for controlling pH? The director of PWTAG has written an informative blog about this. Please find a link to it below. https://www.pwtag.org.uk/directors_blog.php?id=9