Dangers of Chlorine Exposure

11 Nov 2022 Publications Checklists and Articles English Chemicals

Gaseous chlorine is pungent and can cause severe breathing difficulties. While not flammable, it is a strong oxidising agent and is able to react explosively or form explosive compounds with other chemicals. Chlorine can be used and transported safely unless there is container rupture or if there are container faults. This bulletin is meant to share the lessons from past chlorine leaks or chlorine-related accidents that occurred in Singapore so as to prevent recurrence.