Wish I knew. I was working with bleach last week,
and got some on my hands. I smelled like a swimming
pool for about 24 hours. Next time, I wear gloves.
Christopher A. Young
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On 9/13/2013 8:57 PM, email@example.com wrote:
My grandfather used to work in municpal water supply, where a lake was the
reservoir and the water was processed heavily, pumped to a city water
tower and then distributed to people. The 'bleaching' process was stinky
beyond belief, even in the large open area. He said that the recommended
treatment/'cure' for exposure to chlorine was strong black coffee. Never
had a chance to test that, I always thought it was better to drink milk to
energize the mucosa tissue to do as much 'self-protection' as possible.
Don't know. Anymore I don't believe anybody unless it's personal
experience, the way the 'doctors' go back and forth on stuff. First do
this, then it's no, don't do that, do this instead. oops no, do this
something else instead. and so on. Doesn't engender a lot of confidence in
ANY suggestions they have. Latest example, is, "Don't worry about the
presence of cholesterol. We found that stuff is made by the body to HEAL
the arterial inflamation, not cause it!
Anyway, your answer bisulfite I haven't tried. I did use SO gas once to
completely reverse extremely damaging bleaching to an organic dye. BUT!
the severely oxidized dye was still in the object. Had it been rinsed, and
the now soluble dye gone, probably would not have been able to do that
After two years of circular comments, here is the answer: Carpet cleaners who are into color correction use a bleach neutralizer before re-dying spots in carpet. Simply go to a janitorial supply store and ask for a bleach neutralizer.
Do responses lose their validity because the question is old?
There's this wonderful thing called a search engine that will turn
up all sorts of information -- questions, replies, etc. -- regardless
of when they were stated!
Responses lose something.
In fact, they're not responses after all that time.
Using the old thread may or may not be a good idea.
If I was following up on something I knew to be a few
years old, I'd be sure to mention it.
Do "chemical antidotes to bleach" change? If someone was looking
for that information *today*, would the response be different?
If someone was CASUALLY READING the bits of this thread, would they
say, "Gee! I didn't know that! Oh, wait... the original thread is
20 years old so I should ignore *today's* reply as it probably isn't
As I said, responses DO lose something.
Of course the intended response could be helpful.
I never contradicted that.
If you are intentionally responding to an old thread,
it's good to mention that you are doing it intentionally.
Otherwise people will point out that the OP may not be around
anymore and you may not be able to reference the parent post.
LOOK AT THE DATE!
The post from " firstname.lastname@example.org" is dated 11/14/2015 on
my server. The post *tosue* replied to was dated 2013.
BUT! tosue simply piggybacked AN ORIGINAL QUESTION onto that
post. Repeating tosue's 10/14/2015 post, below:
any idea how to neutralize bleach that has spilled into car boot
on the metal?? there must be something I can use.thanks in advance
So, tosue's "sin" was piggybacking his post on an old post
that asked, essentially, the same question.
Had tosue simply posted the original content of *his* post, here,
it would have been deemed an appropriate, original question -- despite
the fact that someone who was reading the newsgroup 2 or 3 years back
might have remembered that this question had come up previously.
As such, philo's comment to "LOOK AT THE DATE!" was meaningless.
tosue wasn't *replying* to "Danny D's 2013 post but, rather,
repeating the same question that Danny D had asked (and apparently
never received an answer) some 2.5 years earlier.
As technology changes I'd generally want the latest answer.
Sure, some things never change but in the technical/medical fields I'd
usually want today's answers
The reason I posted however was simply because Google Groups seems to be
Do chemical reactions change? ("how to neutralize bleach")
Google bought the Deja News USENET archives years ago. As a result, a
Google Groups user sees much more "history" than a typical USENET user
would -- cuz most NNTP servers expire articles after "a short while"
(depends on the servers policies for each particular group).
So, a new subscriber to a group using a typical NNTP service initially
sees "some number" of articles (depending on those policies) -- all of
which appear to be "new, unread".
A Google Groups user sees *everything*. And, can more readily search
I suspect tosue went looking for a post that might help him
"neutralize bleach that has spilled into car boot on the metal".
Rather than simply *asking* the question, he attempted to first
find an *answer* (kudos to him for taking that initiative).
Danny D's 2013 post probably turned up as the (only?) hit. And,
he opted to piggyback his NEW QUESTION on that post.
Had he, instead, been lazy and simply asked without researching,
his would have been a NEW question.
Interesting that, aside from the "solution" that I posted, all the
chatter re: his post has to do with the date of the post on which he
piggybacked his initial query -- no one else offering him suggestions
as to how to "neutralize the bleach" in his car trunk!
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