How Green Is Your Bleach?

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The following is a guest post from our sponsor Clorox.

Most of us know bleach is an effective household cleaner and laundry aid, but there are still many misconceptions about bleach. Here's a myth and a fact from the makers of Clorox® Bleach about bleach's effects on the environment.   

MYTH: Bleach contaminates groundwater and harms the environment.

FACT: Actually, you'd be surprised at how little bleach actually affects the environment.  During consumer use and disposal, about 95 to 98 percent of household bleach quickly breaks down into salt and water. The remaining by-products are effectively removed by waste water treatment or household septic systems so that no bleach gets to the environment. So Mother Nature and bleach can live together in perfect harmony.

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