We’re going to be scrubbing and disinfecting everything for a while, but be very careful about mixing household cleaners. Here are four combinations that can be harmful, or even fatal, so PLEASE be careful!
1. Bleach and rubbing alcohol make chloroform. Yes, that’s the same stuff used in movies to knock people out. (Except, thank goodness, it doesn’t really work that fast. It would actually take about 5 minites to knock you out like in the movies. so DON’T fool around with it.)
2. Bleach and vinegar make chlorine gas. Which was first used as a chemical weapon in World War One.
3. Bleach and ammonia make chloramine gas. Windex and a lot of other household cleaners contain ammonia. So check the label. It might be listed as “ammonium hydroxide.”
4. Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar make a toxic compound called peracetic acid. It’s been known to cause a lot of respiratory issues.
Again, please be safe when trying to make your own cleaners!