To head off anyone minimizing the danger of this practice. Here is the relevant text from a common bleach producer. Please note all incidents of exposure outside consumer usage is to contact a physician.
DANGER: CORROSIVE. May cause severe irritation or damage to eyes and skin. Vapor or mist may irritate. Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children.
Some clinical reports suggest a low potential for sensitization upon exaggerated exposure to sodium hypochlorite if skin damage (e.g., irritation) occurs during exposure. Under normal consumer use conditions the likelihood of any adverse health effects are low.
Medical conditions that may be aggravated by exposure to high concentrations of vapor or mist: heart conditions or chronic respiratory problems such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or obstructive lung disease.
Eye Contact: Hold eye open and rinse with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, after first 5 minutes. Continue rinsing eye. Call a physician.
Skin Contact: Wash skin with water for 15-20 minutes. If irritation develops, call a physician.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Drink a glassful of water. If irritation develops, call a physician. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If breathing is affected, call a physician.
And before you ask guess what is consistent about the victims of chemical weapons? They are all minorities.
At least four minority students at the University of Texas, Austin say they have been victims of a “bleach bomb” attack while walking near campus, but none of them filed police reports after the incidents, authorities said.Thanks to police only being interested in perpetuating racism students are loath to contact them regarding the chemical terrorism.
Davis contacted the Austin Police Department, who said they'd put a detective on the case. Davis' friends have told him not to hold his breath though; no prosecution has come from APD's attention. Many students see no point in reporting the attacks when nothing has been done to stop them, Davis said.
That means there are many bleach bomb attacks in West Campus we don't know about. The concept behind them is to "whiten" students of color. Bleach also blinds people. Luckily, no one has been blinded yet in West Campus. The very real possibility is hideous.