Are you among the millions of consumers who believe that because it is sold on the grocery store shelves it is safe? Well, think again! The dangers of bleach and other cleaning products are well documented and often reported in the news.
There are no regulatory agencies that monitor the products that are brought into your home. There isn't a Federal Drug Administration for cleaning products. And the manufacturer is protected from revealing their ingredients by trademarks and copyright on the proprietary formulas of the products.
If you are using bleach in the work place OSHA (Occupational Safety And Health Administration), which regulates the safety of the work place, will require you use a mask and gloves to handle the chemical to protect yourself. Do you use those precautions at home? Were you even aware you needed to?
Did you know that the Sanitation Department will not dispose of full containers of cleaners because they are classified as hazardous material?
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) recorded many exposures to household cleaning products that were serious enough to require hospitalization and physician care. The largest number of hospital occurrences in 1993, were from exposure to cleaning products such as drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, bleach and detergents.
Bleach is a strong corrosive material. It will irritate the eyes, skin and the respiratory tract from just inhaling the gasses. The dangers of bleach extend to mixing bleach with other cleaners. When this happens a poisonous gas is released that can cause bloody noses, neurological disorders, headaches and even death.
And household bleach, without having been mixed with other products, can cause pulmonary edema, vomiting or coma if ingested.
Chlorine is also a common additive to cleaners in the home such as dishwashing detergent. Chlorine was the first agent of chemical warfare in WWI.
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