How dangerous are cleaning products
At some point, most of us can find ourselves in a messy situation without the proper cleaning chemicals to clean up. Often we can find ourselves resembling a mad scientist mixing various kinds of cleaning solutions from under the kitchen sink, trying to come up with a special brew to get rid of that tough stain.
Here’s something that might make you think twice before you go blindly mixing different chemicals in your home.
Here’s a list of some common household chemical that when combined can cause serious health risks (and in some cases death).
Vinegar + Baking Soda
Hazard: Toxic Chlorine Gas
Potential harm: long exposure can lead to a chemical burn
A common remedy for lifting tough stains around the kitchen and bathroom, but beware! This combination of chemicals actually produces toxic chlorine gas that can cause chemical burns, respiratory problems, dizziness and nausea.
Makes you wonder how safe all of the volcano lava experiments at school could have been, YIKES!
Vinegar + Bleach
Mildew Stain Remover + Bleach
Oven cleaner + Bleach
Bleach + Lemon Juice
Bleach and any other cleaning product
Rubbing Alcohol + Bleach
Potential harm: short exposure to chloroform can cause nausea and dizziness; a long exposure can damage the nervous system, skin and lungs, and kidney and liver.
The chemical component of these two common disinfectant results in a dangerous by-product called chloroform. Chloroform is often used in lacquers, floor polishes, resins, adhesives, alkaloids, fats, oils, and rubber. Back in the mid-1900s, it was used to sedate patients who need to undergo medical procedures.
Vinegar + Hydrogen Peroxide
Hazard: Peracetic Acid
Potential Harm: Highly corrosive chemical
Individually used for cleaning, these two can work wonders in removing hard stains and grime on our surfaces. However, when mixed together, they have a chemical reaction that results in a highly corrosive mixture. Though vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is effective in sanitizing surfaces, it is also highly corrosive. The mixture causes skin irritation and even damage to some of our surfaces like polished wood, and more.
These are only some of the most dangerous mixtures we can make at home. We are pretty sure that you have already mixed some of them in the past, not knowing the potential harm it can cause you and the people in your house. Take note of these concoctions and avoid them as much as possible.
So what products are safe ?
Most household cleaning products have got labels indicating whether they are toxic, and this is great for cleaners.
Those concerned about chemicals like bleach and the danger of other ingredients found in common cleaners should take care to learn about the dangers of natural ingredients in their products
The best is to find someone with safe supplies, especially when it comes to harmful ammonia or other environmental alternatives that may sound good but are not a good mix
Hazardous toxins can affect your eyes and should not be included in your laundry as these could cause rashes. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning the drain.
So beware of everyday items you purchase for your family which may appear green and organic and good for the environment, because these toxins could be severely hazardous to your health and your families health