The most dangerous cleaning product mixtures

Cleaning products can be our best allies to maintain a healthy, neat and impeccable home, but they can also become a big problem if we don’t know how to use them.

Above all, after the pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting the home became a key aspect in our lives, so much so that in some cases it may become something obsessive and we mix different disinfectant products, but…

Did you know that there are cleaning products that should NEVER be mixed? If this is something new for you, you cannot miss this post.

Risks of Mixing the Wrong Cleaning Products

Although we are used to hearing that union is strength… In the case of cleaning products, an inadequate mixture can cause a real disaster.

Surely more than once you have thought of mixing two cleaning products to achieve a better result, but you don’t have to worry because you’re not the only person. That is why we have decided to dedicate a post to explain the risks that this can have if you do not have some basic knowledge.

First of all, you must think that most cleaning products contain chemical substances, of which we don’t know their effects or what makes them react.

Another factor that you must take into account is that most disinfectant cleaning products such as bleach, ammonia or hydrochloric acid can be toxic and that is why we must be very careful when using them. Above all, knowing that we cannot mix them with each other.

Dangerous cleaning product mixtures

List of cleaning products that you should never mix

Take note of this list and keep it well, here we detail which cleaning products you can never mix and we explain why.

Bleach and ammonia

It is possibly one of the most toxic mixtures and the one that is most committed on a daily basis. These products contain very powerful chemical substances that, when mixed, produce a very toxic vapor that can cause serious effects on the respiratory system.

As a general rule, after intoxication with the mixture of these products, irritation of the mucous membranes occurs and if the mixture touches the skin, it can cause us burns and stinging in the eyes.

Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide

It is a typical mixture when we are overwhelmed by desperation to remove a stain. However, this can be a huge mistake. Mixing vinegar with hydrogen peroxide creates a reaction that produces a type of corrosive acid that can damage not only the respiratory tract, but also the skin and eyes.

Bleach with disinfectant alcohol

Cleaning alcohol is one of the products par excellence thanks to its great ability to disinfect all types of surfaces. Therefore, it is not difficult to think that together with bleach (which is the quintessential product that we use to clean) it can have an extraordinary effect. However, what happens when we mix bleach with alcohol is that a mixture commonly called chloroform is generated.

Inhalation of this mixture is very dangerous since apart from causing fainting and dizziness, it can damage both the respiratory system and the nervous system.

Dangerous cleaning product mixtures

Vinegar and baking soda

Surely when reading this more than one has raised his hands to his head. Keep calm, vinegar and bicarbonate are a very common mixture to remove difficult stains from all types of surfaces, but the problem is if we mix it in a closed container. Remember the volcanoes from science class? Well, that’s it, if we mix vinegar and baking soda in the same container, it will most likely explode.

Bleach and vinegar

Taking into account that bleach contains chlorine and vinegar acid, we can deduce that the mixture of both products can be very dangerous. That’s right, the substance that is produced when mixing vinegar and bleach is highly toxic and produces quite serious skin burns, irritation in the eyes and in the respiratory tract.

Now you know which cleaning products you never have to mix. In case that you believe that you’ve been poisoned by any of these mixtures, we recommend that you go to your nearest health center as soon as possible so that they can find a solution quickly.

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