07
Apr
2017
Bleach

Fancy Meeting You Here! Targeting Household Germs in Unexpected Places


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 »

13
Apr
2012
Bleach
by Bruce K. Bernard, PhD

Innovative “Solar Bottle Bulb” Lighting the Darkness with the Help of Bleach Disinfectant

Recycle a clean, clear plastic, one-liter beverage bottle by filling it with water and three tablespoons of chlorine bleach, secure the bottle in a hole in a metal roof, and you have all the technology needed to illuminate the dark interiors of thousands of homes of the world’s poorest people. In an ingenious use of... Read More »

17
May
2011
Bleach
by Fred Reiff, PE

Five Myths about Chlorine Bleach

Chlorine bleach is an effective and inexpensive disinfectant that is widely used to destroy germs that live on surfaces in healthcare and daycare settings, schools and homes. Misinformation on bleach is common, however, so the following list was compiled to dispel five myths about this product. This article is partly based on a September, 2010... Read More »