BLEACH is a solution of sodium hypochlorite in water with an available chlorine content of 5% when packed. Because it offers a very effective method of killing undesirable micro-organisms (germs, bacteria, etc.), BLEACH is an excellent sanitiser. BLEACH also destroys stains, so it is useful in the laundry as a whitening agent.
BLEACH contains available chlorine which is present in solution in the form of sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid. Hypochlorous acid is a powerful germ-killing agent which kills bacteria, yeasts, moulds and many viruses.