Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) – also known as oxygenated water – is a gas widely used as a bleaching agent in paper plants and the textile industry. Because of its desinfectant properties, this gas is used in laboratories to steilize, in the food industry to desinfect packaging and in the pharmaceutical industry to sanitize contact lens or to produce bactericidal products.
Hydrogen peroxide effects on health
Hydrogen peroxide is most commonly known under its liquid state – oxygenated water. Whether liquid or gaseous, this substance is colourless and odourless. H2O2 is corrosive and harmful by inhalation or if swallowed and might cause severe burns. Although this gas deatures no explosive limites, heating may cause an explosion and its contact with cumbustible material may cause fire.