A common nonmetallic halogen element, found in the combined state only,
chiefly with sodium as common salt (NaCl). Symbol, Cl. A greenish-yellow
irritating toxic gas with a disagreeable odor; a respiratory irritant.
Used for producing safe drinking water, paper products, dyestuffs,
textiles, petroleum products, medicines, antiseptics, insecticides,
foodstuffs, solvents, paints, plastics, and many other consumer products.
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