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Chlorine Dioxide to combat mildew smells

I've seen a fair amount of publicity lately for products that generate chlorine dioxide, designed to oxidize and eliminate mold and mildew smells, fish smells, or other odors. Apparently there are two types... the "shock" treatment, and the slow release 30day treatment suitable for boats in storage. Has anyone tried any of these products, and if so, what were your results? Can you share your experiences?

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I've heard of some success using ozone generators to combat odours as you suggest, but not ClO2.

All I can say to that is, having been exposed to Chlorine Dioxide in industrial environments I'd not be too keen on purposely exposing myself to any more.


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Chlorine dioxide decomposes into chlorine & oxygen,Chlorine gas was used in wwI.Sure concn very low but confined space & prolonged time could cause problems.Sure it works well but c4 quicker.
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