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Do Not Mix: Cal Fire warns against mixing cleaning products

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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.
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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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