4 Cleaning Product Combinations To Avoid Entirely

source: Good Housekeeping/Katja Cho

Many of us likely have a few go-to cleaning product combinations that we use for chores around the house. There aren’t many household cleaning tasks that can’t be tackled with a combination of baking soda and distilled vinegar! I also have a bottle of distilled vinegar mixed with lemon juice and rinds that I use to clean the majority of our household surfaces. And while combinations of these natural products are fine, there are certain cleaning products that you should always avoid mixing together.

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1. Bleach + Vinegar

source: An Odom Kinda Life

The combination of bleach and vinegar produces chlorine gas, which can cause coughing, breathing problems, and burning, watering eyes.

2. Bleach + Ammonia

source: Unbelievable Facts

Bleach and ammonia produce a toxic gas called chloramine. It can cause shortness of breath and chest pain.

3. Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol

source: The Loop HK

Bleach and rubbing alcohol creates chloroform, which is highly toxic and extremely dangerous.

4. Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

source: Bren Did

Even though these are both relatively natural solutions, the combination of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar produces peracetic/peroxyacetic acid, which can be highly corrosive.

So, it’s fine to continue using these products on their own, but be sure to avoid combining them in order to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe. Be sure to share this information with anyone who might not be aware of it!