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Is Residual Bleach Smell Toxic?

Question: Can the residual smell of bleach on sheets be harmful or toxic?

Answer: Harmful and toxic can be two different things. To begin with I would recommend finding out why there is such a strong smell of chlorine bleach being left in the sheets. Most likely there is too much being used, and/or the sheets are being insufficiently rinsed.

Without knowing the specific amount of chlorine coming from the sheets, it is impossible for me to guarantee anything about safety. I do doubt that the smell of chlorine would be of any concentration that would cause harmful or toxic conditions. I would, however, have concerns that the sheets could cause considerable irritation to the skin of anyone lying on them. But any strong smell of chlorine coming off the sheet is more likely to damage the sheet than anything.

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Crown Healthcare Meets HLAC Accreditation

BOSTON, Ma. — Crown Uniform and Linen Service / Crown Healthcare Apparel Service announced the accreditation of their second Massachusetts facility by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). The service now meets HLAC standards in both the Boston and Fall River, MA processing centers.

Healthcare Laundry Accreditation ensures that the inspected facility meets or exceeds the highest standards for processing healthcare textiles as required by the commercial healthcare laundry industry and regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Crown provides a full medical scrubs service and offers a full line of hospital scrubs, lab coats, patient wear, and PPE that are in line with all compliance regulations.