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  1. #1 clorox "Outdoor" 
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    Why does clorox outdoor have sodium hydroxide in it? thx


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    I hadn't heard of Clorox before reading this message but decided to find out what I could about it from the net.

    If you look at this page:

    http://housewares.hardwarestore.com/...ch-631266.aspx

    and go about a third of the way down, there is a link entitled "Outdoor Clorox Bleach, 182 oz" which takes you to a pdf file which in turn states that the only hazardous ingredient is sodium hypochlorite.


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    Clorox bleach, as far as I'm aware, is just sodium hypochlorite, not sodium hydroxide... Could you have gotten that mixed up? But supposing it is sodium hydroxide... Sodium hydroxide is very basic and will dissolve organic stuff... it's found in Drano, which is used to dissolve hair and junk like that in drains.
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    The MSDS I found for this product indicates it has 0.5-1 % sodium hydroxide. I think NaOH attacks organic stuff like grease stains on your driveway.
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