Is there a real difference between Generic Bleach versus Clorox ?
Even though the Clorox is a “branded” product it must treated as carefully as any product unbranded bleach.
Bleach has a great deal of uses and you can find it in the laundry for bleaching as well as the bathroom for cleaning and disinfecting.
Bleach can also be used as an active ingredient in some surface cleaners. Consumers questions to whether there is a real difference in quality between generic brands of bleach and the numerous branded and generic products on the supermarket shelves.
The symptoms of exposure to bleach.
- Swelling or redness of the skin in areas that came into contact of the bleach.
- Skin may appear flaked or peeling.
- Area may look as if it has an intense rash or be flaky and itchy.
- Those with sensitive skins may suffer from an allergic reaction with only minimal contact with bleach.
Symptoms of inhaling bleach
- Coughing or sneezing
- Lengthy exposure to high concentration of bleach
- Feel light headed, and nauseous.
- ion bleach can in the more severe cases, damage the airway and lungs quite severely.
- Present as pneumonia or a productive chest cold, a chest xray could possibly display show lesions as well.
- Extreme cases may cause blood to appear in the sputum — what you cough up. If blood is present go to the ER.
Is it worthwhile spending the extra money on the branded product? Is it safer to use?
Generic Bleach versus Clorox: What are the uses of bleach?
Bleach has an exceptionally broad use from domestic to commercial to industrial. Bleach product is used in cleaning milk vats at dairies and for disinfecting in hospitals. Bleach is used to whiten or maintain the white of clothes and fabrics of all kinds. Bleach will kill almost every kind of bacteria and germ that possibly lurking in your house. It is great to use in your, diaper pails, garbage cans toilets and garbage disposal. This will not only leave these areas clean but also disinfected
Clorox vs. Generic Bleach: Disinfectant?
Bleach is s widely used in hospital and care centres for disinfection to reduce the spread of contagious viruses and infectious bacteria.
• Salmonella choleraesuis
• Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
• Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep)
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa
• Shigella dysenteriae
• Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli)
• Candida albicans (yeast)
• Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot)
• Influenza A2 (Flu virus)
• Rhinovirus (Cold virus)
• Hepatitis A
• Respiratory Syncytial virus
• Herpes simplex virus 2
• HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)*
• Adenovirus Type 2
• Rubella virus
Generic vs Clorox Bleach: The Comparison
This comparison is going to have to be done by overall all consumer ratings and my own personal use.There is no apparent difference between Clorox ( which is 90% water ) and the other brands whether considering the quality of the product or the potential for allergic reactions or other potential symptoms from using bleach . Overall all ratings show there was absolutely no difference. So why does Clorox always cost more than other bleach?
Generic Bleach vs. Clorox: safe handling at all times
- If you bleach gets in your eyes (remove your contact lenses if necessary)
- Wash your eyes for 15 minutes with water.
- If bleach is swallowed drink at least one glass of water immediately.
- Contact physician or poison control centre.
- If it makes contact with your skin, immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with water.
- Do not mix with bathroom cleaners, rust removers, acids or any products that contain ammonia. If mixed, it will release hazardous gases. May be relapsed.
- If bleach is in an extended contact with metal it can cause pitting.
- Always store away from children and animals
- Store tightly capped, upright, and in a place that is cool and dry.
- Do not reuse bleach containers.
- When disposing the old container be sure to rise out and cap up.
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