Bathroom Cleaning Chemicals You Should Never Mix

Hydrogen peroxide and Vinegar

Do not use them together or at the same time. Do not mix these chemicals in the same container. When combined, the two chemicals create peracetic/peroxyacetic acid. Peracetic acid is a disinfectant.

Bleach and Vinegar

Bleach contains sodium hypochlorite. Vinegar is acetic. A mixture of the two chemicals produces a pungent-smelling vapor called chlorine. Note that chlorine gas is invisible in small quantities. It is yellowish-green in large volumes.

Baking soda and vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar are excellent and affordable alternatives to household cleaners. Each works well on its own. They handle almost any type of stain without harming or discoloring the surfaces. The problem arises when you mix them. Baking soda is alkaline and vinegar is acidic.

Baking soda and vinegar

Rubbing alcohol (also called surgical spirit or isopropyl) is sold in pharmacies at a very concentrated level. It has about 70-99% alcohol content. When you combine rubbing alcohol with bleach, you create chloroform and Chloroacetone. Both are dangerous gases.

Toilet bowl cleaner and bleach

Toilet bowl cleaners contain chemicals to make them effective against dirt. Most of these cleaners are acidic. A combination of bleach and toilet bowl cleaner could produce chlorine gas. Chlorine gas causes nose, throat, and eye irritation. You could also experience breathing problems.

Do not mix chemicals in your bathroom

If you do not know the ingredients of the cleaning compounds you have, do not mix them in an enclosed space. The bathroom may not have enough oxygen to dissipate toxic gases if something did not go according to plan. Go outside, find an open space, and conduct your ‘experiment’.

Bathroom Cleaning Chemicals You Should Never Mix