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Cleaning with Bleach Can Release Harmful Airborne Particles

09 Oct 2019 8:29 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
  • When bleach fumes mix with a citrus compound found in many household cleaners, they can form ultrafine particles like those found in smog.
  • This compound is called limonene and is usually relatively mild but in large amounts can irritate the eyes, throat, lungs and skin.
  • Some green products may be safer than traditional bleach, but some experts say using vinegar and baking soda can also be non-toxic way to clean your home.

The smell of bleach has long been associated with a clean home, especially during cold and flu season.

But a group of researchers learned that when bleach fumes mix with a citrus compound found in many household cleaners, it can create potentially harmful airborne particles — for you and your pets.

More at source: Healthline

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