PSA on Bleach...

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by EtherialOne, May 22, 2020.

  1. Just posted a new video and wanted to share... The back story is that I recently learned a few things that I wasn't aware of and had never really thought much about on common Household Bleach, some of which could impact using bleach in an emergency for disinfecting water or for use in sanitizing things especially when dealing with things like our current pandemic, and when I talked to others none of them were aware of these things either.

    Anyway I decided to do a video on it that includes some thoughts and comparison tests between fresh bleach and bleach nearing the end of it's shelf life at 10 months. and thought I'd share it here.

  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    EtherialOne: Sir; adding :)
    • household bleach solutions may also be used if appropriate for the surface.
      • Check the label to see if your bleach is intended for disinfection, and ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Some bleaches, such as those designed for safe use on colored clothing or for whitening may not be suitable for disinfection.
      • Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
        Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
        Leave solution on the surface for at least 1 minute.

        To make a bleach solution, mix:
      • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
    • Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.
    • Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol may also be used.
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  3. Great job! There's a lot of good information there.
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