Warning: Do Not Mix When Trying to Come Up With Cleaning Combinations for COVID-19?

Local News Wednesday, April 8th, 2020


In a time when panic buying is wiping out many supplies, a warning is being issued by first responders that it’s not a very good idea to mix some cleaning supplies while trying to stay protected against COVID-19. For example, mixing bleach and vinegar will produce a chlorine gas which could cause you to experience breathing problems. Other bad combinations include:


What about mixing bleach and rubbing alcohol…? That result produces a chloroform which is highly toxic.

Mixing bleach and Lysol produces a toxic gas which can irritate lungs.

And what about a combination as simple as hydrogen peroxide and vinegar…? The result is a highly corrosive acid.


The bottom line, when trying to come up with a one-two punch for a cleaning supply…always be sure to read labels on all chemicals before mixing.


Local News Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

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