I believe that most people know that CFCs deplete the ozone... as does free chlorine. I have read that pool chlorine is not a factor because, it is "rapidly converted to forms that dissolve in water and therefore are removed from the lower atmosphere." and/or "ends up as hydrochloric acid or sodium chloride."
So, the premise is that bleach simply won't react with carbon in the soil to produce ozone depleting chemicals (ODCs)? Or is the mind boggling complexity of chlorine in the environment sufficient to say that it must be gone?
I know that bleach (and/or chlorine gas) reacts with VOCs (like acetone, to make chloroform). Bleach will also release chlorine gas (Cl2) in conjunction with mild acids or even just carbon dioxide. And most importantly, chloramines (which evaporate from the pool) will react with ozone or UVs to produce more bleach.
So I'm wondering, is bleach (especially from swimming pools) really not that bad?