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Choose the incorrect statement regarding chlorine from the options given below.

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High exposure to chlorine causes skin irritation.
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Excess chlorine in water causes eye irritation.
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Germans used chlorine to purify water.
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Chlorine prevents the spread of diseases.
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Solution

The correct option is C Germans used chlorine to purify water.
During the first world war, Germans used chlorine as a chief chemical weapon. High exposure to chlorine gas can cause breathing problems, skin and throat irritation, damage to respiratory system and even death. Several people were killed and many were seriousely injured by the use of this chemical weapon. Nowadays chlorine is used as an important disinfectant for the purification of water thus preventing the spread of diseases.

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