Thursday, March 18, 2010

Household uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

From Jennifer Allen

I found this list of household uses for hydrogen peroxide as I was reading through a manual about getting rid of mold & mildew. This company is selling a specific product that has a large portion of hydrogen peroxide. To prove the point of the effectiveness of their product they gave these uses for hydrogen peroxide. I thought it was very interesting. I come from a family that gets headaches easily from chemical cleaning products. Through the years my Mom would find effective and cheap recipes for making her own household cleaning products. Most of them would work well. This list looked very helpful! If you walk into a natural food store and buy some of their cleaning supplies it is very expensive. You can't get any cheaper cleaning supplies than these suggestions for hydrogen peroxide!
I will give one warning about the use of hydrogen peroxide. I had worked for a periodontist who had a lot of patients who were saying they were rinsing their mouth out on a daily basis with full strength hydrogen peroxide. He warned them that in some studies done it appeared there could be a cancer risk if you use it full strength to rinse on a continual basis. Even something good in large quantities can be dangerous. It is not proven but it is a possible correlation so I would suggest moderation to be safe.
Household uses of Hydrogen Peroxide:
Throw out your harmful toxic disinfectants, cleaners, bleaches and insecticides! Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective surface sanitizer. It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process. When hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material it breaks down into oxygen and water.
Toothbrush: Soak your toothbrush in 3% hydrogen peroxide between brushing to kill bacteria and stop the passing of sickness with family members.
Shower: Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the shower for spraying down the shower to kill bacteria bugs and viruses.
In the dish wash/rinse water: Add 2 ounces (or more) of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the regular washing formula to safely sanitize and eliminate the transmission of colds and diseases.
Washing meat: Use salt and 3% hydrogen peroxide in chilled water for washing fish, chicken, or other meat to kill bacteria and viruses.
Cleansing for vegetables and salad greens: Add salt in addition to ¼ cup 3% hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of clod water. Wash vegetables thoroughly, rinse with cold water and drain. This process prolongs freshness.
Leftover tossed salad: Spray with a solution of ½ cup water and 1 Tb. of hydrogen peroxide. Drain, cover and refrigerate. Eliminates use of chemical preservatives.
Marinade: Place meat, fish, or poultry in a casserole (avoid using aluminum pans). Cover with a diluted solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Place in a loosely covered container in refrigerator for ½ hour. Rinse and cook.
To freshen kitchen: Keep a spray bottle of 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen. Use to wipe off counter tops and appliances. It will disinfect and give the kitchen a clean, fresh smell. Works great in the refrigerator and lunch boxes.
Dehumidifiers and Steamer: Use 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water.



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