Have you ever heard that by mixing different household cleaners, you can create a dangerous substance that can be really harmful for your health?
So, continue reading this article to find out which household cleaning products you should never mix as well as how to protect your health.
These household cleaning products should never be combined:
- Two different cleaners
In case you think that by mixing, for example a window cleaner with some other household cleaning product, you will get better results, you are definitely wrong. It is highly recommended to avoid mixing two different cleaning products as each cleaning product is made for a specific purpose, and it should be used for that.
- Rubbing alcohol and bleach
Also, avoid mixing these 2 ingredients as it is actually combining chloroform and hydrochloric acid, which can be extremely dangerous.
- Bleach and ammonia
By mixing these 2 ingredients, you will actually create toxic smokes, i.e., chloramines, which are extremely harmful for your eyes or in case you inhale them.
- Chlorine bleach and vinegar
If any type of acid is mixed with chlorine, including vinegar, a dangerous combo is created. Moreover, this type of combination produces and creates toxic chlorine gas. So, don’t combine these 2 ingredients.
- Baking soda and vinegar
Although this combo is perfectly natural and extremely effective and useful as a cleaning product, you should still stay away from this cleaning formula. In addition, baking soda reacts with acetic acid that is found in vinegar, thus creating sodium acetate, carbon dioxide, and water. Be cautious as if you put them in a closed container, it can explode.
- Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar
A lot of people would say it is the best and the safest cleaning combo, but we consider that you should never combine these 2 ingredients. Don’t mix them, especially not in the same container, since it will create a peracetic acid that is highly toxic and can result in eye, skin and respiratory organ damage.