RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department are helping to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic by issuing a warning about which cleaning supplies should not be mixed.
- Bleach and vinegar: Together, bleach and vinegar produce chlorine gas, which Cal Fire said can cause coughing, breathing problems, burning and watery eyes.
- Bleach and ammonia: When mixed, bleach and ammonia produce chloramine, a toxic gas. It can cause shortness of breath and chest pain.
- Bleach and rubbing alcohol: Bleach and rubbing alcohol make chloroform, a highly toxic chemical, when combined.
- Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar: When combined, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar create peracetic/peroxyacetic acid, which is very corrosive.