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Doctor insights on: Clorox Germicidal Bleach

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What if you accidentally drink Clorox bleach ?

What if you accidentally drink Clorox bleach ?

Can cause burns: clorox can cause significant chemical burns, which can cause immediate life threatening complications. The effects tend to be immediate. The risks and severity are based on how concentrated the Clorox is and how much was consumed. ...Read more

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If someone swallowed a capful of clorox/bleach would they most likely be okay or no?

If someone swallowed a capful of clorox/bleach would they most likely be okay or no?

Get medical care: Bleach is not intended to come in contact with the skin, eyes, or other mucous membranes, as it can cause caustic irritation or burns. When bleach is mixed with acid solutions, including hydrochloric acid, it produces chlorine gas, which is toxic. Sodium hypochlorite solution is considered a hazardous oxidizer when the concentration is >40%. Household bleach usually has a concentration of 3-8%. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of clorox bleach fumes?

What are some dangers of clorox bleach fumes?

Minimal: Your body will tell you when too much is too much. While some people can tolerate a lot, some people are highly sensitive and their bodies react at very low levels. Read the warnings on the label: "do not use in small or confined areas; insure adequate ventilation, etc". Of course extreme exposure can cause a chemical bronchitis or pneumonitis which is more serious. So if it stings, avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to rub clorox bleach on your teeth to make them whiter?

Is it okay to rub clorox bleach on your teeth to make them whiter?

Absolutely, NO: Don't even think about it. Clorox Bleach is toxic substance that kills and disintegrates living tissue. See your dentist for a home whitening kit, safe and predictable. ...Read more

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Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Yes, unless it's...: Yes, bleach will kill a person if too much is ingested. However, because bleach kills things, we can use bleach to purify water. After a disaster, if water is contaminated, one can add 4-5 drops of bleach to each quart or liter of water to purify the water for drinking. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can whiten my teeth with clorox bleach?

Wanted to know if i can whiten my teeth with clorox bleach?

Really ?: Read the label... Corrosive! when the bottle says to call poison control if ingested, this should be a warning to you. Please don't try.. Use crest white strips if professionally applied whitening gel is not in your budget. ...Read more