Clorox versus Generic Bleach

Bleach has many uses and you can find it in almost every home. Because it does so much people have been faced with the obvious question about what the difference is between these products. CLOROX brand leads all kinds of other bleaches on the market today.

So we will put the question to rest today and find out exactly what the difference between the one that costs a few dollars and the one that cost under a dollar.

Clorox vs Generic Bleach: What is This Product Used For?
The uses of bleach vary depending on the household and/or the industrial use. It can be used to whiten your clothes and to kill almost every kind of germ and bacteria that could be hiding in your home. It is great to use in your garbage cans, diaper pails, garbage disposal, and toilets when it is of course diluted. This will not only leave these areas clean but also disinfected. I only pay about a dollar for bleach and I use it for these purposes which is a small price to pay for such a secure peace of mind. Bleach is also commonly used for sparkling clean bath tubs, showers, sinks, appliances, tile floors, and counter tops.

Clorox vs Generic Bleach: Disinfectant?
Yes, it is a disinfectant. I have actually known people to argue this point. In fact it is widely used in hospital and care centers for this purpose alone to reduce the spread of infectious, contagious viruses. This comes straight form the Clorox companyâÂ?¦” Tech Center studies supported by independent laboratories show that “âÂ?¦3/4 cup of Clorox liquid bleach per gallon of water will be effective on hard, non-porous surfaces againstâÂ?¦ Aspergillus niger and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot Fungus)”.

Bacteria
� Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
� Salmonella choleraesuis
� Pseudomonas aeruginosa
� Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep)
� Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli)
� Shigella dysenteriae

Fungi
âÂ?¢ Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot)
� Candida albicans (yeast)

Viruses
� Rhinovirus (Cold virus)
� Influenza A2 (Flu virus)
� Hepatitis A
� Rotavirus
� Respiratory Syncytial virus
� HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)*
� Herpes simplex virus 2
� Rubella virus
� Adenovirus Type 2
� Cytomegalovirus

Clorox vs Generic Bleach: The Comparison
This comparison is going to have to be done by overall all consumer ratings and my own personal use. Clorox does claim to be 90% water. I have tried many kinds of bleach over the last few years and I have found no difference in my own personal home use. Every bleach that I have used was just as effective as the last. Overall all ratings show there was absolutely no difference. So why does Clorox always cost more than other bleach? Well, I guess you would have to ask the president of the Clorox company. The many brands that are on the store shelves are no better than the other products; it is my experience that you pay more for the leading product because of the brand name.

Clorox vs Generic Bleach: Warnings and First Aid
If you get bleach in your eyes (if necessary remove your contact lenses) and wash out for 15 minutes. If bleach is swallowed make sure you drink a glass of water. Immediately contact physician or poison control center. If it makes contact with your skin, immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with water.
Do not mix with other household chemicals such as bathroom cleaners, rust removers, acids or any products that contain ammonia. If mixed, it will release hazardous gases. If bleach is in an extended contact with metal it can cause pitting.
Always make sure that bleach is stored tightly capped, upright, and in a place that is cool and dry. Also, make sure bleach is kept away from children. Do not reuse bleach containers. When disposing the old container be sure to rise out and cap up.

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