Household Cleaners That Should Never Be Mixed

mm DIY April 22, 2016 by

You may be tempted to play home chemist by mixing chemicals to make a more powerful product, but think again! For some reason, sometimes we think we know better, when the reality is that well… we don’t. When mixed together, some cleaning liquids can make you sick and can even be fatal. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Bleach And Vinegar

    Both are good disinfectants but if used at the same time, you can get a nasty chemical burn, especially of your eyes and lungs.

  2. Vinegar And Peroxide

    Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide are both good disinfectants, but combining the two produce paracetic acid, a corrosive and dangerous chemical that can cause skin and eye irritation.

  3. Drain Cleaner A And Drain Cleaner B

    The duo can create chlorine gas and cause an explosion! Stay alive and try these safer alternatives instead.

  4. Baking Soda And Vinegar

    Baking soda and vinegar is mostly water when combined. No one has time to waste cleaning an entire kitchen with water!

  5. Bleach And Acid-Based Toilet Bowl Cleaners

    When the two are mixed together, they create toxic fumes. If your toilet bowl cleaner isn’t leaving your commode sparkling white, try this DIY alternative.

Read the labels of products in your home and please follow instructions for proper use. If you think you may have mixed two unsafe chemicals together, move away from the location and call Poison Control for assistance.

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