Bleach: How Harmful Is It?


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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 safety record when compared to other household cleaners. 

MYTH: Bleach is so deadly that it's the leading source of poisoning deaths among all household cleaners.

FACT: Actually, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), the percentage of serious incidents from household bleach is actually lower than that of other cleaners. However, one should always follow label usage instructions and precautions when cleaning with bleach.

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