26
Jan
2018
Bleach

MRSA Bacteria Linked to Sports Equipment


27
Oct
2017
Bleach
by Linda Golodner

How to Keep Your Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Looking Fresh and Teach Your Kids a Little Science in the Process

Carving Jack-o-lanterns is a fun Halloween tradition. Whether you transform your pumpkin into an exquisite work of art or a sweet smiley face with triangle eyes, preserving your Jack-o-lantern from mold and mildew can be tricky. But here’s a Halloween treat of a hint: Jack-o-lanterns can be preserved for a short time with the help... Read More »

07
Apr
2017
Bleach
by Linda Golodner

Fancy Meeting You Here! Targeting Household Germs in Unexpected Places

When the weather warms up after a long winter, I get the urge to throw open windows and tackle spring cleaning chores. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to complete these chores, but I recently learned from WebMD that some of the germiest places in homes are not even on most people’s radar. The table... Read More »

13
Jan
2017
Bleach
by Water Quality & Health Council

The Secret Life of Bleach

Chlorine bleach – that household staple usually parked in the laundry – has additional uses besides “whitening your whites.” During cold and flu season, dilute bleach solutions can be used to wipe down frequently touched surfaces to help prevent the spread of viruses and other pathogens (disease-spreading germs) among family members. Bleach solutions also destroy... Read More »

29
Jul
2016
Bleach
by Dominique M. Williams

Unusual Uses for Chlorine Bleach

I have had the privilege of spending the last four years of my life on one of the most beautiful college campuses in Maryland. Everything I ever needed was within a short walking distance of my dorm room—the dining hall, library, mailroom, and student center, you name it! Yet even with all of these nearby... Read More »

10
Apr
2015
Bleach
by Water Quality & Health Council

Does Exposure to Bleach Cause or Help Prevent Childhood Infections?

A short report in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine concludes passive exposure to weekly use of bleach in the home could promote some infections in school-age children. The report is poorly documented, highly speculative and although the researchers recommend exercising caution when interpreting their results, some in the media have erroneously interpreted the findings... Read More »

09
May
2014
Bleach
by Linda Golodner

What Can You Safely Mix with Bleach?

When tackling household cleaning chores, soap and water and a little “elbow grease” are sufficient for ridding many surfaces of dirt and grime. When cleaning kitchen and bathroom surfaces, however, disinfectants are needed to destroy bacteria and viruses like E. coli, norovirus, salmonella and listeria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other microorganisms that can spread illness.... Read More »

01
Nov
2013
Bleach
by Linda Golodner

How to Use High Strength Bleach

Chlorine bleach—popularly used for whitening and destroying germs in the laundry and on hard surfaces—is now available in a “high strength” form.   The same disinfecting power of chlorine chemistry is now delivered in a smaller container, reducing the amount of bleach required for each task and cutting down on packaging waste.  The smaller container also... Read More »