Video: Can mixing household cleaners kill you?

Can mixing household cleaners kill you? (video)
Credit: The American Chemical Society

When the bathroom starts looking grimy, and it's time to whip out yellow gloves, the only thing that matters is getting the job done quickly.

So you open the cabinet, see a bunch of bottles and think, "Hey, this cleans, and that cleans, so why not mix them all together? That'll kill dirt and grime even faster!"

Think again—your all-purpose cleaning cocktail could turn a bad day even worse. Can death by toilet-bowl cleaning really happen?

Today on Reactions, you're about to find out:


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Feb 21, 2019
Vids? Really???

Feb 21, 2019
Vids? Really???

I read the article right up until it stopped and left the remainder as a video. I come here to read, not watch videos. I can read an article or two per minute, a video is not wanted in this context. Videos should be supplementary to the article, not in place of one.

Feb 22, 2019
No Mo Vid Eo

Powerful chemicals have no place in home cleaning.

At the moment, EDTA solution is a favorite. So is generic Basotec melamine foam. Elbow grease and frequent persistent attention always work.

If the manufacturer is not proud of his active ingredients and hides them or obfuscates them, ESCHEW them, move on. Liquid solutions are vastly water and the consumer is paying to ship water to 'Newcastle'.

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